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Windows 7: Need help for a dark theme. Please help me to locate 3 more colors.

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Astrolaur

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need help for a dark theme. Please help me to locate 3 more colors.

Hello good people. Laurentiu is my name.
I've been working on a dark theme to protect my eyes. I did it with Vista Style Builder that works in Windows 7 well, simple, yet a bit more stylish them High Contrast integrated themes.
However there are 3 more colors that I can not find in my Dark.msstyles file.
Please help me to locate them as I worked for dozens of hour at this project and I want to move on.


Now here you can see the folders listed inside the Kits folder. Or can you?
Where inside the .msstyles file is located color for that black text and that dark gray background?


This one is sensational. I had to set a green background in order to see that text. Again that black text, I can't find it. Do you know where it is?


The last one is interesting. What you see is a table from a database. What you can't see are even lines because they have that bright background over white text. Can you help me with this too? Green text, dark background.

Thank you very much.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Does Vista Style Builder have its own forum? You're more likely to get a reply there from someone who uses that program.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Astrolaur

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Does Vista Style Builder have its own forum? You're more likely to get a reply there from someone who uses that program.
Eventually I shall post there too, but is not about the program one uses, it's about that windows 7 .msstyles file that power users from deviantart modify in order to get those amazing themes. Sure they tweak other files too not just .msstyles.
Yet issue nr. 2 from my post is seemingly a hard one to fix, I saw many posts there with dark text left hard to read on dark backgrounds.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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#1 and #2 the black text cannot be changed it's hard coded.


#1 background is Lists, Menus & Tabs > Menus > PopUp Background > edit the image.


#3 what program are you using?


Jerry
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Astrolaur

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you sir.
I applied #1 background is Lists, Menus & Tabs > Menus > PopUp Background > edit the image.

As RoWin7 adviced, I searched for .msstyles tutorials and found a good one.
I am on my way to do more.

By chance, I also discovered that the background text from #3 is in Fonts, Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > BTNTEXT:COLOR . I am on my way to find its the backgrounds.
The program in #3 is MySQL Workbench 8.0 from Oracle, but that kind of list appears in other programs too.

I saw themes that successfully changed the hardcoded black text. I will find the way, post it here and mark the topic Solved.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Astrolaur View Post
#3 is MySQL Workbench 8.0 from Oracle, but that kind of list appears in other programs too.

I saw themes that successfully changed the hardcoded black text. I will find the way, post it here and mark the topic Solved.

If you find another program with the list like that post a link.


I would like to see a theme were that text color was changed post a link.


Jerry
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1 Week Ago   #7
Astrolaur

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This program has black and white lines type of list:
waircut download | SourceForge.net

And this is an example theme:
UltimateClean BasicBlack by gsw953onDA on DeviantArt
Though looking at it carefully I reckon now that is a makeup solution, a white shadow, not a change of color.
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1 Week Ago   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

1 of these should change it, but it will change other area.


Fonts,Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > Inactiveborder:Color > change the color

Fonts,Colors & System Metrics > Fonts & System Metrics > Menu:Color > change the color


I will look at that theme and see where they added a text glow.


Jerry
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