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Missing "Color and Appearance" Windows .. .

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    When a user clicks on "color" in personalisation, this is the window i should get: How to Make Windows 8 Transparent But instead, i get this:

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    Hello delicate,

    You would only see that screen when you click on Color if you are using a High Contrast theme. See step 7 in the tutorial below.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    that's the issue, i selected various high contrast ugly themes in order to tweak the colors & i still don't get that window selecting "colour"
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    Please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Personalization window to see if anything may stand out.

    Personally, that link you posted didn't work for me to have transparency.
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    i don't undersand you, i never talked about transparency .. . & if you want another screen shot when i try to click on a high contrast theme & then click on colour, i get the same result above
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    oh i see, i'm missing the transparency option too, but it's not my aim actually
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    Since you have a "High Contrast" theme, you should see the same thing under step 7 below when you click on Colour in Personalization.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8

    If still not, then what happens when you click on a high contrast theme in Personalization, then click on Colour?
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    what happens is shown in the original message.
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    Has it always been like this, or just recently?

    For now, run a sfc /scannow command to see if you have any corrupted system files.
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    i did it unsuccessfuly & its always been like that
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