Windows 10: How can I make text dark everywhere?

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  1. MPSAN Win User

    How can I make text dark everywhere?


    I just built a new system for my wife and I am having great luck. It is a Z170 and i7-6700k, and It has 64 bit Windows 10 Pro. However, it is very hard to read the screens!
    The text or colors are just wrong. I know about web pages using their own colors but I am talking about everything else. Listings in programs like File Explorer are almost impossible to read. It is not so much the size of the text, but there is just not enough contrast between the text color...that I wish were just Black...and the background. What setting am I missing
    Thank You ALL.

    :)
     
    MPSAN, Dec 8, 2016
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  2. Ri-G Win User

    Cannot customize colors in windows 10 and bad update setting.

    Do not forget to make the window header and text customizable in color too !

    Because that can really be painfull right now if the window header get to dark the text is not readable.
     
    Ri-G, Dec 8, 2016
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  3. screen turns out before finished reading etc.

    How do you increase the time the screen stays lit up. when I'm reading a text message etc. the screen turns dark before I can read it all. It's very annoying! Is there any way of making the screen stay lit for longer? I need to know how to do it on a 2630
    and a 6101. Thanks
     
    cherylh---01, Dec 8, 2016
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  4. essenbe Win User

    How can I make text dark everywhere?

    Try going to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Maketext and other items larger or smaller.

    From there you can use the drop down box to change the text size and make text bold in Title Bars, Menus, message boxes and other items.

    Then in the left column click on Adjust Clear Type Text and there is also the option to calibrate color.

    Try those and see if they help.

    This may also help

    [youtube]bJxN4CHT1A4[/youtube]
     
    essenbe, Dec 8, 2016
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  5. MPSAN Win User
    Great, I will have to try this tomorrow!
    Thank You so much.
     
    MPSAN, Dec 8, 2016
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  6. MPSAN Win User
    I have a Control Panel-Display but not quite what you are showing. I did select the items and checked BOLD and it helped a lot. However, even in File Manager the names are great but the columns like date and file type are still dim. Even the items in Control panel-display can be hard to read. Would it help if I picked a Theme?
     
    MPSAN, Dec 8, 2016
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  7. essenbe Win User
    Did you do the registry edit? Also, in he display settings did you change other items in the drop down menu to bold and possibly increase the font size?

    If not, I think the registry edit will make a big difference. You can also try going to Control Panel > Ease of access and look for 'Make the computer easier to see'.
     
    essenbe, Dec 9, 2016
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  8. MPSAN Win User

    How can I make text dark everywhere?

    I did not do the reg edit. I will look at the above video again if that is what you mean. I am not having an issue with the right click in File Explorer, but as I said the file names are nice and dark, but other items like date are not. Yes, I did change the items to bold, but the font size of 9 is fine. As I said it was not the size but the text not being a nice bold black.
     
    MPSAN, Dec 9, 2016
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  9. fr8549 Win User
    For me, it's the shades of blue that Microsoft has text assigned. I have difficulty, for example, in File Explorer, to see the file information that's in a lighter shade of blue. The filenames are a darker shade, and easier to read, but still make me squint.

    I read the recommendations and implemented the registry change you referred to above.

    That helped the context menu format, but when I open File Explorer I see that the text is still some shade of blue - darker for the filenames and lighter for the file information.

    Is it possible to just change the text color to all black, for readability, without having to go to a high contrast theme and try to re-create the wheel with all the nuances of screen colors?

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on a Dell Precision 4600 laptop.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Frank
     
    fr8549, Apr 5, 2018
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