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Windows 7: Dark theme/Fullglass,properties window font color black-how to change?


27 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Dark theme/Fullglass,properties window font color black-how to change?

Hello.

I'm using a dark theme, with fullglass to have transparency on all Explorer windows. Everything looks fine, except Properties pop-up windows--they all have black font colors on dark backgrounds, and are impossible to read.

I found links to the actual fonts themselves:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes\
MS Shell Dlg
MS Shell Dlg 2

These will let me alter the font type, but not its color.

Oh, I am so very very glad Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, decided basic color functionality was too much responsibility for us weak-minded peons. I wouldn't even need a 3rd-party theme and hacked files if I could just adjust the Windows Explorer background color to a default of black for all folders.

Does anyone have any idea how to alter this attribute? Attached is a pic of the issue.



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27 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Try Personalization/Window Color and Appearance/Advanced appearance settings
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27 Dec 2011   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry some black text in properties windows cannot be changed it's hard coded and so far no one has found it.
Jerry
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04 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Well dangit. Why does Microsoft continue to do this? Continue to take away previously existing functionality? Like, oh I dunno, an easy-to-use search function that doesn't require I learn an entire syntax/language? Or the ability to change the colors?
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