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High Contrast breaks the colors in IE/FF/Office

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    High Contrast breaks the colors in IE/FF/Office

    I have the high contrast option turned on for only one reason. The differences in colors of the active vs non-active window that is highlighted in the taskbar was too subtle for me and I often clicked on non-active windows.

    Sadly this however resulted in IE / Firefox and Office (Excel & Word so far) be almost unusable. Excel has basically no colors at all no matter what is selected for either text or backgrounds. Office documents are either black or white, no colors come through at all. IE and Firefox are almost unusable.

    Only Chrome ignores the high contrast option and uses its own styleset.

    I have tried numerous google searches and tried setting programs to there own internal themes with no avail.

    Has anyone successfully turned on high contrast and figured out a way to not have it break all these other programs?

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I think High Contrast was designed to affect the whole OS and all programs, I'll have to play with it. I've never used it except in Windows 3.11.

    Actually it broke my OS, I just activated it. I can't bet back into Personalization.
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High Contrast breaks the colors in IE/FF/Office
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