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Windows 7: Windows Colors - Text?

19 Jun 2010   #1
Rebant

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows Colors - Text?

Hey guys,

Well, I've been customizing my Windows for a bit and it went pretty well...
However, there's one thing I don't like about it:
The text of some menus appear to be the color that a disabled menu item would be.

See pictures below for explanation:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/1.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/2.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/3.png

Well, as you can tell, it becomes quite annoying trying to figure out what things are allowable to click.

Does any one know how to get the text color to be different?

Thanks,
-Rebant


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19 Jun 2010   #2
dunfiddlin

 

If it can be done then it would only be through a new visual style but I'm not sure that it's possible even then. As far as I know this effect is controlled by the system so whatever colour text you have the inactive sections will always be a dimmed version of it.
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12 Jul 2010   #3
Rebant

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows Colors - Text (2)?

Hi,

Back again with the same question.
Maybe it wasn't explained well before, so I'm here to try and explain it again.

First, this picture:


The problem is that not active menu buttons look darker when compared to the active ones.
In the picture, I cannot "Paste", yet I can "Show Desktop".

This makes things difficult...
Grr...

Well, trying to find out how to fix this, I take a screen shot of this:


It looks like this is the thing to change.
Now, where do I go to get this fixed...

On to this:


I changed the, "Disabled Item" to another color (Red), but it did not work.

So, here I am, wondering how to change the text so it at least looks like the active menu things are in fact, active, and the disabled ones seem faint or at least another color.

Thanks,
-Rebant
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Jul 2010   #4
kbl001

windows 7
 
 

It looks like a visual style error. Do you have a link for it?
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13 Jul 2010   #5
Rebant

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbl001 View Post
It looks like a visual style error. Do you have a link for it?
What do you mean by this?
EDIT: The "visual style error"?
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13 Jul 2010   #6
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rebant View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbl001 View Post
It looks like a visual style error. Do you have a link for it?
What do you mean by this?
EDIT: The "visual style error"?
It appears that the colors are reversed. They want a link to download the msstyle/visual style so they can check it out
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #7
Rebant

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rebant View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbl001 View Post
It looks like a visual style error. Do you have a link for it?
What do you mean by this?
EDIT: The "visual style error"?
It appears that the colors are reversed. They want a link to download the msstyle/visual style so they can check it out
I am guessing that the thing located in C:\Users\<My.User.Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
is the thing you want me to go to...

I opened it up with notepad and am dumping what I found...
<Start Dump>
Quote:
; Copyright Microsoft Corp.

[Theme]
; Light - IDS_THEME_DISPLAYNAME_ARCHITECTURE
DisplayName=Testing 2

; Computer - SHIDI_SERVER
[CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-109

; UsersFiles - SHIDI_USERFILES
[CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-123

; Network - SHIDI_MYNETWORK
[CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\DefaultIcon]
DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-25

; Recycle Bin - SHIDI_RECYCLERFULL SHIDI_RECYCLER
[CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
Full=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-54
Empty=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-55

[Control Panel\Cursors]
Arrow=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-normal-redoutline.ani
Help=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_helpsel-redthenblack-red.cur
AppStarting=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_working-red.ani
Wait=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_busy.ani
NWPen=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_pen.cur
No=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_unavail.cur
SizeNS=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_ns.cur
SizeWE=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_ew.cur
Crosshair=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-cross.cur
IBeam=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-beam_r.cur
SizeNWSE=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_nwse.cur
SizeNESW=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_nesw.cur
SizeAll=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_move.cur
UpArrow=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_up.cur
DefaultValue=Windows Aero - Black
Hand=%SystemRoot%\Cursors\mod3\black-mod-aero_link.cur
Link=

[Control Panel\Desktop]
Wallpaper=%SystemRoot%\resources\Themes\se7en poison\Devious_Green_Light.jpg
TileWallpaper=0
WallpaperStyle=10
Pattern=

[Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]

[VisualStyles]
Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\se7en poison\se7en poison.msstyles
ColorStyle=NormalColor
Size=NormalSize
ColorizationColor=0X1AFFFFFF
Transparency=1
Composition=1
VisualStyleVersion=10

[boot]
SCRNSAVE.EXE=

[MasterThemeSelector]
MTSM=DABJDKT

[Sounds]
; IDS_SCHEME_DEFAULT
SchemeName=@mmres.dll,-800

[Metrics]
NonclientMetrics=88 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
LangID=1033
IconMetrics=76 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 244 255 255 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83 101 103 111 101 32 85 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
[Control Panel\Colors]
Scrollbar=200 200 200
Background=0 0 0
ActiveTitle=0 0 255
InactiveTitle=0 64 128
Menu=30 30 30
Window=30 30 30
WindowFrame=0 0 0
MenuText=192 192 192
WindowText=168 168 168
TitleText=255 255 255
ActiveBorder=0 0 0
InactiveBorder=0 0 0
AppWorkspace=0 0 0
Hilight=100 100 100
HilightText=255 255 255
ButtonFace=30 30 30
ButtonShadow=25 25 25
GrayText=48 48 48
ButtonText=128 128 128
InactiveTitleText=128 128 128
ButtonHilight=18 18 18
ButtonDkShadow=19 19 19
ButtonLight=35 35 35
InfoText=128 128 128
InfoWindow=0 0 0
ButtonAlternateFace=0 0 0
HotTrackingColor=255 0 0
GradientActiveTitle=0 0 0
GradientInactiveTitle=0 0 0
MenuHilight=51 153 255
MenuBar=240 240 240
<End Dump>

Well, if that is not it, lead me to which one you want!

Thanks for the responses, by the way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2010   #8
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rebant View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rebant View Post

What do you mean by this?
EDIT: The "visual style error"?
It appears that the colors are reversed. They want a link to download the msstyle/visual style so they can check it out
I am guessing that the thing located in C:\Users\<My.User.Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
is the thing you want me to go to...

I opened it up with notepad and am dumping what I found...

Well, if that is not it, lead me to which one you want!

Thanks for the responses, by the way.
The two colors you show in your screenshot are not in what you posted. The color is coming from the msstyles file. The msstyle file is located in a folder here
YourDriveLetter:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Windows 7 poison.msstyles

It will be in a folder within the themes folder and it will have most likely the name of the msstyle/theme you are using with a file extension of .msstyles(nevermind, see above)

Just in case, in one of your screenshots you have Disabled circled in red, click the word disabled and see what it will list in the Item: part of that dialog

Also see what you have for Font: and the Color: just below the Item:

It should be what you are showing in the code you posted.
Code:
Menu=30 30 30
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13 Jul 2010   #9
Rebant

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for the explanations!

Here is the link for the whole folder:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2792692/se7en%20poison.zip
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #10
kbl001

windows 7
 
 

Switch to default Windows Aero style.
Copy the attached msstyle over the old one in %SystemRoot%\resources\Themes\Windows 7 poison.
Reinstall theme.


Attached Files
File Type: zip WindowsPoison.zip (1.10 MB, 10 views)
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