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  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    Black adressbar, black microsoft office programs


    Hello, i have a few problems...
    It is the same as :

    problem with glass theme affecting ms ofice & excel Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    And
    IE and Microsoft Word Pages are black under to Midnight Glass Theme - Windows 7 Help Forums

    But this is on windows 8, and i have No idea how to access the "window color and appearance" and idk if i need to.

    Also, im using google chrome, and the url/adress bar is black (background), with grey letters
    Last edited by iloos; 04 Aug 2014 at 13:47.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    *bump*

    (still need help >.>)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    *Bump*
    Uuuh guys? >.>
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  4. #4


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Try to change to Windows 8 default theme: Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    Yes Yes, i know, alot of other themes dont have that problem, only thing is, i want the custom theme, with a fix.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 51
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by iloos View Post
    Yes Yes, i know, alot of other themes dont have that problem, only thing is, i want the custom theme, with a fix.
    Apologies for my ignorance.

    Did Tairiku's solution not work?

    Would you please explain your problem to use in a little more detail?
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  7. #7


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by iloos View Post
    Hello, i have a few problems...
    It is the same as :

    problem with glass theme affecting ms ofice & excel Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    And
    IE and Microsoft Word Pages are black under to Midnight Glass Theme - Windows 7 Help Forums

    But this is on windows 8, and i have No idea how to access the "window color and appearance" and idk if i need to.

    Also, im using google chrome, and the url/adress bar is black (background), with grey letters
    I agree with Red here, more details please.

    What theme are you exactly using?

    Looking at the links:
    That kind of theme is supposed to use a dark background. Why don't you switch to the original theme or another theme to see if the color changes correctly?

    Color and appearance gives this on Win8:

    Click image for larger version

    The advanced options are not available.

    Extra colourisation can only be achieved with custom themes (like the one they use in your link) and Win8 aerolite / high contrast themes.

    Cheers!
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