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Windows 7: Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Novenae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't

Hi everyone, I've been struggling with this, and none of the threads I've found on the internet so far have helped me.

I'm trying to make it so that the background color of my windows in Windows is black (with a white font for the text). So like in the folders, computer, windows explorer, etc. I went into Personalization, Window Color and Appearance, and opened the Advanced appearance settings. As you can see below, I've set the window color to black, and the font color to white.

Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't-windows-color.png

After applying this, only the font option took effect. As you can see below again, the font color does change to white, but the background also remains white (the text becomes readable once it's highlighted.)

Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't-no-color.png

I've read all about this Aero stuff, and I'm pretty sure it's applied. Does anybody have an idea why only one of the color change options applies while the other doesn't? And how can I make it work so that my background color does actually change? Thanks in advance.




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hello Novenae-

I'm not on my Win 7 system right now but, instead of trying to change it manually, do you have the option to use High Contrast Black?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums


Most of what's in Window Color and Appearance only works on the themes highlighted in red below.
Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't-personalization.png


To get a dark background and a light-colored font you would need to use a custom theme like the one I am using pictured below.
Window color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't-computer.pngWindow color change inconsistent - Font changes, window doesn't-untitled-notepad.png

There will be some areas with dark themes that are hard to see like Properties the text color cannot be changed.
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Here is the theme I am using now Tavaris by charleston2378 on DeviantArt there are literally thousands of themes at deviantart.



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




Jerry


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3 Weeks Ago   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

This is the results of what I suggested (after using Advanced settings for the title bars, etc.)-


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