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Well, according to Microsoft, the fact that Windows 8 does not support turning window chrome to black is not a bug, but a feature. A ****ing feature. I tried my hardest to see if they would fix this issue, but was rebuffed. Is it too hard for someone at Microsoft to turn the chrome to black? How is this not a bug?

I guess the rest of the OS can be dark, just not window chrome. What a bunch of bull. What does Microsoft have against dark color schemes?

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This is a highly annoying problem

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funny. The guy from MS sounds like he doesn't know you can set your own colour schemes. what a n00b

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Can you post a screenshot? I can't understand what you guys are talking about...

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It's a baffling design choice. I normally use a darker color scheme, but had to give them up for my Windows 8 virtual machines.

EDIT: What exactly does it take to become an MVP? If it's anything more than writing your name on a piece of paper and sending it to Microsoft, that guy might have cheated.

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Can you post a screenshot? I can't understand what you guys are talking about...

Edited and posted it in the first post.

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Windows has never supported dark color schemes(well). I've yet to see a custom dark theme even that doesn't have serious usability issues.

7 handled it better than 8 though thanks to the glow, but glow is kinda tacky. The main issue seems to be the complexity of the window skins. one way to handle it would be to have a system to detect the darkness of the frames and switch to white text when the threshold is broken. but that has it's own issues as well, and only adds to the complexity.

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EDIT: What exactly does it take to become an MVP? If it's anything more than writing your name on a piece of paper and sending it to Microsoft, that guy might have cheated.

Collect 8 tokens from the back of your Coco Pops.

On an unrelated note, I went to this discussion thread and voiced my opinion directly there, hopefully it'll have more effect. Those Microsoft "Tech Support" guys seemed clueless. I'd urge everyone to go in and do the same.

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Windows has never supported dark color schemes(well). I've yet to see a custom dark theme even that doesn't have serious usability issues.

7 handled it better than 8 though thanks to the glow, but glow is kinda tacky. The main issue seems to be the complexity of the window skins. one way to handle it would be to have a system to detect the darkness of the frames and switch to white text when the threshold is broken. but that has it's own issues as well, and only adds to the complexity.

I guess the guy who knew the code for the simple process of determining if a color is dark or not left Microsoft.

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This is easily the most annoying thing about Windows 8. I wish they would just let you customize the title bar text, that would solve all these issues.

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It's effectively not a bug. It's bad design.

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In other versions of windows you could customize all fonts and colours, you know Microsoft knows best about what people want/need/use and obviously this feature was far down the list of useful features (Probably the next line after start menu).

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This is a highly annoying problem

Very. MS choices sometimes boggles the mind.

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Yeah, I hate that we can't choose title bar text color (we could before) or that the text doesn't automatically contrast.

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Windows has never supported dark color schemes(well). I've yet to see a custom dark theme even that doesn't have serious usability issues.

This is the theme I'm using for Windows 8 and I haven't come across any usability issues:

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Why settle with anything less than the Windows 3.0's Hotdog stand theme?

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My eyes! They're burning with the intensity of one thousand suns!

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Hello,

I took a look at this message thread, and Jetta48's response in it, which was to ask for information on how to reproduce the issue.

In many cases, when you are dealing with a support issue over the phone or via email (or a forum), you have no idea what the customer is seeing on the screen, they use their own unique vocabulary to describe things, etc. Without being able to remote in, it can be pretty difficult to determine exactly what a problem is, especially when talking about user interface elements, as opposed to something fairly concrete like an error message and the events leading up to it, presented in a step-by-step fashion. Jetta48's reply attempting to get more information from the user seems to be the correct approach to me.

I became a Microsoft MVP at the beginning of 2005. At that point, I had spent 20 hours/week for three years on a third-party support forum helping answer questions there, as well as being an active contributor on about a dozen mailing lists (maybe another 10-15 hours a week) going back to the early 1990s. So, basically, what Microsoft is looking for is several years of consistently providing good advice.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

It's a baffling design choice. I normally use a darker color scheme, but had to give them up for my Windows 8 virtual machines.

EDIT: What exactly does it take to become an MVP? If it's anything more than writing your name on a piece of paper and sending it to Microsoft, that guy might have cheated.

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Use an actual dark theme and don't just use the lazy slider. Black, really? They shouldn't allow it, its garish legacy code that needed to be eliminated for progress!

Use the official themes and like it. 'Tweaking' your UI is so 2000, move on, whiners.

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As a developer I support the position that this is a feature and in no way a bug...and ill tell you that right the way till my boss understands the issue and forces me to go back and chnage it :p

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Reminded me of this.

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I have the same issue:

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