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I have trouble seeing the faint colours

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    I have trouble seeing the faint colours


    With Win 8, here are two things that I have trouble seeing (XP was fine).

    (a) Scrollbars. I have to move my head around to see the scrollbar - especially if it's small (as in a large Word doc).

    The dark grey that appears on mouseover would be fine if it was permanent.

    (b) If a child window is active, I can see it OK. If it's inactive, it blends into the parent so that there is actually no way to determine where the intervening border is.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    High Contrast mode might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    High Contrast mode might help.
    Thanks for your response.

    Now the google and google news scrollbars are completely black.

    To compensate, the slider is also completely black
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have poor eyesight.
    Maybe win 8.1 will allow changing scrollbar & other colors.
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