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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?


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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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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