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MillCreek

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High Contrast for Windows
« on: March 02, 2021, 03:22:40 PM »

I serendipitously discovered the high contrast theme setting for Windows, and boy does it help my aging eyes.  I discovered the high contrast #2 theme works best for me.  Find it in start-settings-ease of access-high contrast. 
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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 06:00:14 PM »

I have been using that for a couple of years now due to my eye problems.  You are correct, it is much easier.

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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 11:27:15 AM »

So, you discovered it... but are you too blind to share with the rest of us how you got to it?  :rofl:

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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 12:09:41 PM »

So, you discovered it... but are you too blind to share with the rest of us how you got to it?  :rofl:

Here, let me point it out to you again, as in the original post:

I serendipitously discovered the high contrast theme setting for Windows, and boy does it help my aging eyes.  I discovered the high contrast #2 theme works best for me. Find it in start-settings-ease of access-high contrast.

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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 12:28:59 PM »

Blindness joke, dude, blindness joke!

I've tried it in the past. It's reminiscent of the old Windows 3.1 days.
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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 12:34:04 PM »

Blindness joke, dude, blindness joke!

I see.
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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 01:06:58 PM »

I discovered that a while ago (Win 7, go ahead and laugh), but I have trouble getting out of it.  Internet research on the "escaping" is vague and I can't make it go away without shutting down and re-starting.

I found that the Brave browser has a similar provision, but forgot how to get to it since I changed it and liked it and left it that way.

The good ole Mr. Wilson of browsers, IE11, has a really convenient enlargement function, but I am getting "Unsupported Browser" messages more and more often.  I may have to throw the first shovelful of dirt in after it.

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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 01:40:00 PM »

"Win 7, go ahead and laugh"

I'm still running Windows 7 Pro or whatever on my home computer that Mtnbkr built for me in... crap... right about now in 2011. Damned thing is 10 years old and is still going strong...
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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 02:41:10 PM »

I'm still running XP on my desktop.  It's sort of like a super-secure storage box since it's never even seen "The 'Net" and it's got a 3 - 1/2" floppy drive on it.  I run Win7 on my HP laptop.

In a way, excepting for genuine tech advances (like bit width) an operating system is just an operating system, and newer "versions:" just have different software hung onto it.  In a way.

Most of the original DOS commands are still available, with different and newer switches.  After all, dir C: still gives you a dir C, and dir C:/p still gives you a dir C a page at a time.

So it may be na´ve, but looking at it that way keeps me comfortable about keeping old systems around,.




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Re: High Contrast for Windows
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 04:20:38 PM »

I didn't know that even existed.  I just switched it on.  I like it.
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