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    High contrast - web pages


    I can anticipate what the answer will be but can high contrast themes be used without over riding web pages?

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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Good question.

    Apparently high contrast doesn't do that and that also causes issues with some 3D/graphic programs.

    I've created some high contrast variations here:
    Special Themes (AeroLite and High Contrast variations)
    You can create your own variations once you change the right parameters.

    The ones called 'hybrid' try to do what you want: just some elements in high contrast and partially in normal mode, but it's the other way around (browser content gets dark but windows border and menu's are normal).

    So far, no solution, sorry.
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    Thanks


    No third party programs that can do this I take it.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Never seen some programs like that, maybe other people will know more on this...

    Here is a related question ans some answers:
    windows 7 - High contrast theme & browsers - Super User

    It seems one version of Opera ignored high-contrast or if you do some heavy modifications on a classic theme, you can achieve a darker/high-contrast look but with lighter elements in the browser. All that it's still to find out, I never had the chance to test that out either.
    Well, we don't have classic themes on Win8 anymore but we can still imitate those in high-contrast lookalikes.

    More about the high-contast mode:
    High-contrast mode (Windows)
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    I installed Google chrome and web pages look perfect with the high contrast setting in windows 8.1. It was firefox that wasn't displaying properly. I just need to get used to using chrome. Thanks for the help.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Glad to know it worked out well.

    And thanks on letting us know about Chrome and high-contrast!
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