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Windows 7: Any source for "Live Mail" [client] Themes?? hi contrast need


21 Feb 2011   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Any source for "Live Mail" [client] Themes?? hi contrast need

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An older gentleman that I am helping has failing eyesight that causes a lot of mistakes etc in using his laptop with Windows 7. He is another one of those folks [understandably] that loved Outlook Express and DESPISES Live Mail, mainly because of the vague, pale, low-contrast deathly-palor colors that are used in the thing [kinda like the color scheme of this forum come to think of it LOL ].

So is there a source for some themes to change those colors etc into something with good definition and contrast? I googled the terms several different ways and came up empty handed thus far....
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24 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I personally don't use "Live Mail", but would this help:
Changing Your Windows Live Theme - Windows Live Community
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That link above is for customizing the online Live account webpages. See this thread for ways to customize the text and other display options in WLM.

Setting font default in WLM
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25 Feb 2011   #4

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Deacon you're right about that.
I read the thread you referenced - I already have set fonts for the reading window and it does help a bit once the mail message is open. But do you know of any way to alter the colors employed, and/or to increase the font size at the summary/overview level so that the Subject/sender/ detail is more readable in list form? I can find no way to do either of those which is what sent me looking for a Theme change. I find nothing whatsoever about alternate themes so I am leaning toward switching him over to T'bird. [i use personally and like it better that Outlook, and no contest vs Live Mail]
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28 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Control Panel/Ease of Access/Ease of Access Center/Make the Computer Easier to See
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28 Feb 2011   #6

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Yep, been there also. Has nothing to do with Live Mail client other than indirectly. and, unfortunately as some have noticed, the typical 'Ctrl +' zoom function is not available in the package.

its an aside, but I actually think Win XP's appearance controls were superior to Windows 7 - Windows 7 combines functions I guess in an effort to make things simpler, but the descriptives don't really tip you off. You have limited choices of choosing contrasting colors for individual widgets & fonts, for instance, and the control for Font sizes has somewhat unpredictable consequences on other things like icons and window sizes & colors.
The pervasive use of pale colors in all things nuevo Microsoft are very hard for someone with weak vision [like blue font on a pale blue background......]
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01 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It might be worth posting your question here:
Mail Solutions

However, should you find a solution there please post back here for the benefit of others.
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