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#1 Rissol

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:10

Hi,

I have installed windows 8.1 and some themes for it and this happens to all of them (at least the ones i used)

Behind the fonts in Title Bar appears a solid color, as image link shows : http://tinypic.com/v...=5#.UmumRhBvRFc

Does anyone knows what this is? and a fix for it, plz ?
Been searching google and nothing about this that i can find.

Thank you
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#2 link6155

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:33

There is no fix for this. It is a problem with Windows 8.1. You have 2 options to solve this issue for now:
 
1. You use the default theme.
 
2. Apply the same color of the window to your window's color scheme settings. Example: https://hostr.co/fil...sethiscolor.png

 

 



#3 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:38

This is one thing Microsoft has neglected to fix yet, you will have to use lighter colors on the windows borders.



#4 Ravensky

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:41

Pathetic how they just let this go....



#5 vcfan

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:42

lol, even his post has the same problem.



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:43

Pathetic how they just let this go....


It's hardly MS job to make sure that unsupported third party themes work properly.

#7 Ravensky

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:47

It's hardly MS job to make sure that unsupported third party themes work properly.

 

It's not a theme issue, it's a programming issue with the way they display text on the title bar, even the default theme can't do it right...change your window border to solid black and does your text change or is there even a way to change the text to white? NO!!! It's not a theme issue, it's an issue with Microsoft not putting in a way to change the title bar text color or I should say not giving a ****...  Very sloppy Microsoft - as usual...



#8 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 19:48

It's hardly MS job to make sure that unsupported third party themes work properly.

I don't use third party themes and the title color is in fact not visible when you change the color to black. Microsoft does need to address this issue. If you look very very closely you can see the title slightly, but you really cant see it. Microsoft should have fixed this problem in Windows 8.1 but they didn't.

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#9 HawkMan

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:04

I don't use third party themes and the title color is in fact not visible when you change the color to black. Microsoft does need to address this issue. If you look very very closely you can see the title slightly, but you really cant see it. Microsoft should have fixed this problem in Windows 8.1 but they didn't.

 

You do realize the issue you're talking about is not what the OP is taking about? did you even look at the picture in his post ?



#10 Luke777

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:25

Here is a working windows 8.1 theme http://nighthawk-f22...s=1&ga_recent=1

#11 Aergan

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:36

You do realize the issue you're talking about is not what the OP is taking about? did you even look at the picture in his post ?

 

There are issues with how things work in DWM - especially with the title bar text, it's still on topic.



#12 Enron

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:41

Microsoft doesn't want people using emo goth color themes. Stick to something vibrant and you'll be good.



#13 OP Rissol

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:17

Hi,

 

Thanks for the replys, well now i need to find how to change the color of the text then :)



#14 Studio384

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:32

There are issues with how things work in DWM - especially with the title bar text, it's still on topic.

This is not the same issue. The text in his screenshot get a background color, that souldn't happen, and is an issue with the theme.



#15 OP Rissol

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:42

Hi,

 

This happens to all custom themes i use, dunno whats going on here.





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