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Windows 7: Details view in Explorer utilizes faint font color for most fields.

13 Jan 2012   #1
edDebevic

7 ult x64
 
 
Details view in Explorer utilizes faint font color for most fields.

If you use the details view in Windows Explorer, you'll note that save for the name field, all other fields are grayed out, likely due to Microsoft finding them "irrelevant" for most users. This is infuriating, as these are things which I refer to regularly, and I find it asinine that I'm expected to squint difficultly at gray text on a white background just to determine specific characteristics of a file. If anyone out there has any idea of a workaround, be it a third party application to hack around with the OS, or a registry value, or a setting which hitherto has escaped my notice, which would rid me of this annoyance, I offer my preemptive thanks and appreciation. Please, let me know if you have any ideas!

Thank you, again.


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13 Jan 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Is this the text you are talking about?

Go from this
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To this
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Jerry


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14 Jan 2012   #3
edDebevic

7 ult x64
 
 

Yes, that is exactly what I'm referring to! What's the magic secret to make that happen?
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14 Jan 2012   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you are using the default aero theme I can change that for you. I will be making a custom theme with Windows Style Builder. I can post it here in a zip folder.
If you are using a custom theme already you will need to ask the theme maker. It's not cool to change someone else work.
&
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

I need a name for the theme from you.
Let me know if you want it done.
Jerry
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01 Nov 2012   #5
A1234

Windows 7
 
 
Details View - Font too light

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edDebevic View Post
If you use the details view in Windows Explorer, you'll note that save for the name field, all other fields are grayed out, likely due to Microsoft finding them "irrelevant" for most users. This is infuriating, as these are things which I refer to regularly, and I find it asinine that I'm expected to squint difficultly at gray text on a white background just to determine specific characteristics of a file. If anyone out there has any idea of a workaround, be it a third party application to hack around with the OS, or a registry value, or a setting which hitherto has escaped my notice, which would rid me of this annoyance, I offer my preemptive thanks and appreciation. Please, let me know if you have any ideas!

Thank you, again.
I agree this is very annoying. I haven't been able to set the font color to black but I did set the "Icon" font in Window Color and Appearance to bold. That helped.
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