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High Contrast Themes in W8.1 and W10

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7

    High Contrast Themes in W8.1 and W10


    I have made a brief outline on how to apply high contrast themes in W8.1 and W10. In W7 the technique is different. High contrast is a big advantage for those like me who have a reduced vision.

    The outline is at my One Drive. Because of the setup I chose, it would have been difficult to post it here. Just click on this link.

    Note: With a left click on the tile at the site, you can read it in your browser. But the pictures do not come out very good. With a right click you can download the 5 page PDF. It will show better in your PDF reader.

    The quality of the video suffered also a bit. The YouTube conversion always degrades the videos somewhat. In reality the high contrast pages are more vibrant with more contrast.

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  2. #2


    if you are using chrome, there is a high contrast extension and a high contrast skin called Slinky Elegance

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...djlikmph?hl=en
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...cgbncfln?hl=en
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks, I will check that out.

    Update - The "Increased Contrast" is nice. I will keep that setting. That was very helpful.
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