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GreyEveTheme FINAL- Windows 10 High Contrast Theme

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Published: November 2, 2016
This theme can be used without system modifications! just download and double click the theme file.


This is the best I can do with the default Microsoft theming engine, if you don't like something, it is likely because of those limitations.
This is built upon their High Contrast theme, so be aware that some programs might look different. If you don't like it just select the Windows default theme and everything will be reverted.

If you don't trust a zip download (it only has 700 byte and I am a nice guy) you can just create your own theme file and copy this text I created into it.

Personal recommendations and fixes:
        First go to Preferences -> Color and Appearance -> Colors -> In the drop down menu, select "Never".
        Install DarkReader to make websites dark, also install ShadowFox to Theme Firefox Dark on every page!

        Install this theme.
        Make all websites Dark with Dark Reader extension (set a hotkey to toggle on/off for sites).
        To change styles of your most visited sites use the Stylus extension. Here is a list of good dark themes, for popular sites.
        I use this extension to make the scroll bars dark.

    Visual Studio fix:
        Visual Studio will switch to the High Contrast theme and remove syntax highlighting. Fortunately this can be fixed, I created a small guide here.

        This program reduces the color temperature of you monitor at night, blue/white light can cause headaches, stress and bad sleep.
        Download f.lux and set it to a value comfortable to you, I personally use 3200K.
        It might look strange to you at first, but try using it for 10 minutes at night, then turn it off to see how uncomfortable it is without.

If you like this theme please favorite/share it and leave a comment! Makes my work worth it!

Maybe consider being the first to donate a small amount, this post/theme/lists take time to create and I don't host on AdSpammed/FileHosting/malware sites like most other people!
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If you share or post this theme anywhere, please add a Link to this original site! Be fair!

Have fun on the dark side!
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OldGuy10New Deviant

Very nice theme, I like the combination of greys, very soothing to the eye

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lwbaquerosNew Deviant

thanks. year of looking something like this and just by chance I found it. Really thanks for your work-

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mmatrexxStudent Interface Designer

thanx brother SPN FREE HUGZ

0SnowWolf0's avatar
Luckily we dont need this anymore since Windows 10 allows for Dark Windows now 
eversins's avatar
Even with the new theme you still get a lot of white.
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MoreDeviantThanUHobbyist General Artist
Hey, any chance you have a Windows-7 version of this?
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excellent work, thank you
eversins's avatar
Glad I can help! :)
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benobroProfessional General Artist
Hi, thank you for your work!
I used the dark default theme of windows, but wasn't really well done
yours is much nicer and work better
however i noticed an issue, that was also here with the windows one.
While on a "open file" or "save as" etc. window from a software, if you do right click, the menus are empty
see screenshot below :

I wonder if you can do something about it, or if it's windows 10 related. It does the same at home and at the office. I looked online, all the solutions with changing registry stuff didn't do it for me :(
eversins's avatar
Hey, can you please specify a software where this happens? Please only name preinstalled applications like "notepad" for example. I will test it the next time I boot Windows.

I am pretty sure though that it has nothing to do with the theme, otherwise I would have noticed it by now and others would have posted about it before. I suspect that you maybe had some custom (patched) themes installed before which might cause this error?
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benobroProfessional General Artist
Hey sorry for the late reply.
After a bit of investigation, it's actually happening only in one software... 3dsmax open file window. So totally software related!
Apologies for reporting a false issue ^^

Thanks again for your work, i totally adopted it at work!
eversins's avatar
Hey, no problem at all!
Glad you could find the culprit and can enjoy the theme.
phaolo's avatar
Hello, does this work on Windows 7?
eversins's avatar
Just try to enable it, it might actually work, I had a working theme for Windows 8 a long time ago.
If you want me to test or create the theme for Windows 7, again I can offer to contract me, as I would have to set up a test environment etc..

If you try it your self, feel free to ask for help.
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dactilardesignHobbyist Digital Artist
lovit. Thank you.
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Hello, i like your great theme and would like to use it every day. The only thing, what i dislike, is the problem with syntax highlighting. You posted a fix in the description, but the Key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0_Config\Themes doesn't exist. Sure i think it depends on the installed VS Version. I'm using Visual Studio 2019 Community. So i think HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\16.0_3fca7c5b could be the searched one. But it doesn't have a subdirectory called "Themes". Maybe i must do the setting in another place?
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Hello, unfortunately I do not have a solution for you, as I have stopped using MS all together.

However, I can recommend checking out tools like "regmon/filemon" to see what happens when you change the theme in VS, maybe then you can catch the correct key. If you have questions, feel free to reply.

Alternatively I can offer you to contract me to check it out for you (payment only with success), if you are interested just pm me.
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Hmm cant find the download link
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dabora11Professional Digital Artist
yes thanx
alienfxfiend's avatar
Any fix for MS Office 2013 ? The high-contrast affects the splash screen & document !
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 First of all, awesome theme, love it and will use it. :)

However, I have a small issue, not sure is it possible to solve it. I'm using Microsoft Office a lot and would love to use the Excel default theme with your theme applied, because in this particular moment, with the theme applied, everything is dark inside worksheet so my work is almost unrecognized.

If I can do something, please, point me to the right direction. If nothing, when using Office, will go back to the default Windows 10 theme, and once done, back to darkness again. :)

Appreciate it, regards.
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