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How do you change the font color in Win8?

Which window is black ?
 

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I couldn't find a way.
I use a light colored bar so I can read the black text.
Sorry I couldn't help. :(
 

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A lighter bar would help.
 

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Hopachi

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Hello TimeAndroid,

The default Windows 8 theme we're using doesn't really have the highlight shadow we're used to in Vista and 7.

I've added something a while back in this section, since the threads got older they are found back in the archives...
No worries, I've added the link.

There is a tweak however: change the text color if you like the black border to stay:
http://www.eightforums.com/customiz...-ui-change-title-text-color-4.html#post147866


It doesn't work for Explorer folders or some Control Panel stuff (keeps default colors) but it works with all other programs.
For your screenshot above... Explorer: no fix, just change the black to something else...

Another approach: use the theme from win8 RP, no patchin is needed if the file is original from disk.
The theme from Win8 RP works on the RTM and the text is visible on dark there.
I've got the files from an older RP disk I used but you can take a look here:
Windows 8 Release Preview theme for Windows 8 RTM | Winaero

You use that and keep your dark color and you should see this:

shadow.png

This is a reference from "Dark theme for Windows8 RTM" by ~Nighthawk-F22 (on Deviantart) but the RP theme provides the same effect but I couldn't provide a decent picture of it. The RP theme doesn't need patching of system files and should work out of the box if files are placed properly that's why I prefer it above others. Use what you like.

That's basically all.

Related links:
http://www.eightforums.com/customization/13957-change-taskbar-opacity.html#post148419
http://www.eightforums.com/customiz...t-lining-up-right-side-screen.html#post221110

Cheers
Hopachi
 
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TimeAndroid

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Hello TimeAndroid,

The default Windows 8 theme we're using doesn't really have the highlight shadow we're used to in Vista and 7.

I've added something a while back in this section, since the threads got older they are found back in the archives...
No worries, I've added the link.

There is a tweak however: change the text color if you like the black border to stay:
http://www.eightforums.com/customiz...-ui-change-title-text-color-4.html#post147866


It doesn't work for Explorer folders or some Control Panel stuff (keeps default colors) but it works with all other programs.
For your screenshot above... Explorer: no fix, just change the black to something else...

Another approach: use the theme from win8 RP, no patchin is needed if the file is original from disk.
The theme from Win8 RP works on the RTM and the text is visible on dark there.
I've got the files from an older RP disk I used but you can take a look here:
Windows 8 Release Preview theme for Windows 8 RTM | Winaero

You use that and keep your dark color and you should see this:

View attachment 21879

This is a reference from "Dark theme for Windows8 RTM" by ~Nighthawk-F22 (on Deviantart) but the RP theme provides the same effect but I couldn't provide a decent picture of it. The RP theme doesn't need patching of system files and should work out of the box if files are placed properly that's why I prefer it above others. Use what you like.

That's basically all.

Related links:
http://www.eightforums.com/customization/13957-change-taskbar-opacity.html#post148419
http://www.eightforums.com/customiz...t-lining-up-right-side-screen.html#post221110

Cheers
Hopachi

Anyway to edit that theme so the font color is 51 181 229? Also, does UxStyle work? If so, how do you use it?
 

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Hopachi

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Anyway to edit that theme so the font color is 51 181 229?
What theme? You can edit theme files (*.theme), original ones using AeroLite and High Contrast or 3rd party themes which require patching of system files... but default aero themes don't apply color changes.

See here more themes that use changed font colors:
http://www.eightforums.com/customization/25496-special-themes-aerolite-high-contrast-variations.html

Also, does UxStyle work? If so, how do you use it?
Never tried it before. Sorry. It says Win8 experimental so that should work but since I use original themes I cannot guarantee this works.
 

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    Intel i7-3630QM
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    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
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    16GB
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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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    IDT HD Audio
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    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
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    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

TimeAndroid

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Never tried it before. Sorry. It says Windows 8 experimental so that should work but since I use original themes I cannot guarantee this works.

It seems like it is outdated, look at the update date.

What theme? You can edit theme files (*.theme), original ones using AeroLite and High Contrast or 3rd party themes which require patching of system files... but default aero themes don't apply color changes.

See here more themes that use changed font colors:
Special Themes (AeroLite and High Contrast variations)

Never mind, I read it wrong.
 

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