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Windows 7: Pastel print


02 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Pastel print

How do you make the print on the screen darker everywhere in Windows 7? I can hardly read the writing.
Is there a setting that I missed out on? XP used bold black on the screen for writing, but I can hardly see the print in Windows 7.

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 

chadaway

I find the same - writing is pale

Have you tried - Control Panel\Display - Adjust ClearType Text?

It made a marginal difference for me
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02 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Howdy y'all! Right click an empty place on your Desktop, Personalization, Window Color, and finally Advanced appearance settings. In the drop-down menu (see snip) you will find settings for font color on most but not all items. By default it is black but maybe has been changed somehow.

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02 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Britton 30,

I'm a newbie on this site and on Windows 7 so pleez be patient. I tried to do what you suggested. I went to Desktop -> Personalize -> Window Color (A popup for Window Color and Appearance came up with Item Desktop with Color 1 already selected. This was black. The option was only to click OK so I did but that was what it was set to before I did anything. The font color is not an option.) Now what?
I have Windows 7 Home Premium.
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02 Jul 2011   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
You could try Windows Classic theme and see if it helps.
Right click on desktop go to Personalize scroll down to it.
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Jerry


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02 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you are using the default aero theme I changed it to 99% Black Bold 11pt text & named it AeroBold in a zip at the bottom.
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& will show up in Personalization
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&
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
Put both (1AeroBoldFolder & 1 AeroBold.theme file)
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In
C/Windows/Resources/Themes
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Click Continue
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Jerry


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File Type: zip AeroBold.zip (888.9 KB, 2 views)
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03 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe this is clearer....

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