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Printing when using high contrast theme?

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    Printing when using high contrast theme?


    Hi,


    I'm having to use a dark high contrast theme because when I look at normally it makes my eyes want to burn and I don't mean that sarcastically I mean that seriously my eyes start feeling like their burning when I'm staring at a screen that is so bright. So I've used the Microsoft high contrast black theme to make using my computer easier on my eyes however I'm experiencing a problem when I need to go and print something.



    I'm printing out documents that are displayed in Internet Explorer and the problem is that the printed document comes out very faded almost as if the contrast is greatly reduced.
    And on the contrary, if I use the Microsoft high contrast white theme than the documents that I print from Internet Explorer come out printed very well with the same printer settings and all.

    Is there anyway I can correct this short of having to use the high contrast white theme which just makes my eyes burn even more?

    Thanks,

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    That is very interesting; however, if you are truly printing a "document", that should have nothing to do with IE IMHO. So, can you please give a detailed description of what exactly you are printing and how you specifically are printing it? However, if on the other hand, you are simply trying to print a web page, you may be able to improve the quality of the text by selecting an option to "print all text as black" as shown below:

    Click image for larger version
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    Sorry,


    When I said that I am printing a document in Internet Explorer, it's a document to me as it is our accounting reports, however yes truly it is just a webpage being displayed in Internet Explorer of our accounting report.


    I have the Brother MFC-J6710 DW printer and it has no option to print text is black I generally just leave my printer set for black and white printing instead of color since the only color on the webpage accounting report is the background all text is black and of course the only time that I would see the background color is if I'm using a regular theme instead of a black/dark theme.


    I hope I explained it better this time
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    Windows 8.1


    You can simply toggle between the default high-contrast theme and your current theme by doing the following:

    Depress left Shift + left Alt + PrtScn:

    This screen will pop up. Select YES to change to high-contrast:

    Click image for larger version

    Now print and once done,
    Depress (again) left Shift + left Alt + PrtScn to return to your normal theme.

    Pretty neat; eh?

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    Edit: okay I got it, apparently what this does is it switches between the last two themes that you use so I just have to make sure that I'm using my dark theme and then the only than the next one that I use is the high contrast white paint and that it'll switch between them as needed thank you
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Jalida View Post
    Edit: okay I got it, apparently what this does is it switches between the last two themes that you use so I just have to make sure that I'm using my dark theme and then the only than the next one that I use is the high contrast white paint and that it'll switch between them as needed thank you
    Glad you figured it out and glad I could help you. Good luck.

    Please mark this thread as solved if OK now.
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