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**OLD** DarkGrey Windows 10 theme - High Contrast by eversins **OLD** DarkGrey Windows 10 theme - High Contrast by eversins
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A dark windows 10 theme which can be used _without_ modifying system files or installing third party applications. This is a High Contrast theme so it might change the look of some applications, best try it for your self if it affects you. This is probably the best I can do with the limited Windows 10 theme capabilities, I urge you to request a Dark theme or an better theme engine from Microsoft.

To use the theme just copy the *.theme file to -> "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes"

If you don't trust a *.zip download (even though it only contains the theme file), just copy this pastebin into a new *.theme file.
pastebin.com/x5gUCgjP

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Personal recommendations and fixes:
   Chrome:
        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 Stylish 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.

    f.lux:
        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.
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Have fun on the dark side!

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:iconhongducwb:
hongducwb Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
In NetBalancer, some lines have white background and light gray text color, how i can fix that ? ..thank
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:icontylerlee12:
TylerLee12 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2017
【How to revert change from this theme (Windows 10)】

1. Go to <Theme and related settings> settings page in Windows

2. Right click the 'greyeve' theme > Delete

3. Apply another theme just to be safe

4. If no effect is seen, probably can try restarting the computer
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:iconccol4him:
ccol4him Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect for saving  power on laptops!
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:icondoddyds:
doddyds Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
How to the install theme foe windows 10
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Use the new theme. Just download and double click to use it, no need to "install".
GreyEveTheme FINAL- Windows 10 High Contrast Theme by eversins
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:iconaew3:
Aew3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
is there a possibility to get rid of all those boxes around things? otherwise its the best theme I've seen that actually runs!
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:iconblucorp:
BLUcorp Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2016
Hey Eversins, Great Theme!
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:iconjhoniss:
jhoniss Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
Thank you very much! You have no idea how many times I have to do a system restore after installing other third party themes due to malwares.
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:iconsgrech:
sgrech Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Hi have upgraded the background colour, but when I try to update ScrollBar to be same colour it does not work!?
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:iconyasaelia:
yasaelia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Hi! I really like your taskbar and I want to customize mine to be similar to yours. Any tips on how to do so? I specifically really like that your active windows are stacked with text next to each other and your inactive programs are in a grid towards the upper left hand corner. How would you advise someone else to set it up similarly?
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ruigtx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Hello, very cool. Unfortunately, I lost the ability to change the theme in the visual studio.
The link for the fix does not pass. Help please. And thank you for your work.
s12.postimg.org/vrqpjsy3h/imag…
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2016
Hey, you have to change it in the registry, I definitely still works since I have done it one week ago. Changing it inside VS is disabled by MS.. only one of their bad High Contrast decisions..

Since you are a coder I assume you know what you are doing, try to follow the instructions again.

Just export your Dark (not high contrast) key under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0_Config\Themes"
i.e my Dark VS Dark theme has the key: {1ded0138-47ce-435e-84ef-9ec1f439b749}
after exporting open it in editor and change all "{1ded0138-47ce-435e-84ef-9ec1f439b749}" to the key of the High Contrast VS Theme: i.e: {a5c004b4-2d4b-494e-bf01-45fc492522c7} (on my pc..)

Then save and run the regkey file to write the changes, then start VS.

Hope this helps.
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:iconfirecape:
firecape Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
How do you do this for visual studio 2017, as it seems like visual studio 2017 doesn't contain the same registry folders as visual 2015 and earlier?
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:iconruigtx:
ruigtx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
It worked, thank you very much.
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:iconloublaq:
loublaq Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Hi, Great job, Thanks for this. Question, I would like to keep the layout for win 10 explorer, Is that possible?
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Do you mean that you want it white? that is not possible with this kind of theme. Your desktop layout and explorer will stay the same, only the colors change.
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:iconcharleslustre:
charleslustre Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
how to set not affect the Microsoft office when i use that them. thanks
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:iconpeteralexanderlondon:
I really do like this Theme
But: Is there a way without high contrast?
 
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:iconh8245:
H8245 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Nice work. Just what I needed.
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:iconlampuiho:
lampuiho Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
I just use dark background light text on Firefox. The only feature it lacks is setting transparent background of pictures to a certain colour.

Another program I have issues with high contrast mode is bluebeam revu
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:icondarinbrony:
DarinBrony Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
How do I undo the changes?
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:iconsphinxra28:
SphinxRa28 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you so much!...getting blind of that W10 explorer!
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:iconbearbonz:
BearBonz Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Thank you Eversins. I still can't believe how badly MS implemented colors with no options for higher contrast/darker themes (their built-ins REALLY suck). You have given us an introduction into creating our own themes, which we were able to avoid for many years. At least the .theme files are editable. Bummed about the border color tied to the text colors. Keep up the great work.
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eversins Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Thanks for your post, it means a lot to me.
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:iconcagueinolixo:
CAGUEINOLIXO Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Finally a solid free theme. Thank you!
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:icondissizithawaii:
dissizithawaii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is great, mahalo for sharing your work, it is very much appreciated!
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:iconbreakcorerush:
BreakCoreRush Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Great Theme!Its possible to remove white lines?
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Unfortunately no, I have answered this here already.
comments.deviantart.com/1/5820…
Glad you like the theme.
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swyrr Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Great work!
One question: How did you choose colors, that are not in the list. No matter which color in the high contrast settings i want to change, the colors you have choosen are not available. Only very "ugly" bright colors.
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
You will have to edit the rgb values in the theme file directly, make sure to select a different theme while editing.
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:icondidntcmecomin:
Thank you so much for the theme! One question though. Like the screenshots, I use my taskbar on the left as opposed to the bottom so the white boxes only surround the start menu and task switcher buttons. None of the rest of my pinned apps have a box and it doesn't look very uniform. It also looks odd since the quick launch icons aren't lined up. I figure those boxes appear due to high contrast mode, but is it possible to color the boxes the same grey as the rest of the theme to appear to hide them? Either way, thank you so much for this. Not having to worry about modifying system files was a huge relief! :)
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
No problem, as mentioned before, the color of the border is the ButtonText variable, which also defines text color..
What this means is that if I get rid of the borders, text all around the system will disappear also. So it is not possible at the moment, bad design by microsoft.
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:icondidntcmecomin:
DidntCmeComin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Yikes! That is a pretty bad design flaw on their part. Well thank you for the answer and for the theme. Very well done. I also used the chrome extension you mentioned to black out Google, Facebook, Reddit, etc. Thank so much!
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:icondcraig723:
dcraig723 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2016
Disregard! Didn't know it was applied as an actual theme inside windows. Sorry!

Great theme for what Microsoft has us work with. But how do I revert if needed?
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Right click on desktop -> customize -> Designs -> Design Settings
or. press "alt + shift + print screen"
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:icondupl3xxx:
Dupl3xxx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
How did you get those icon on the taskbar to be in a grid, not just a vertical line? I've been looking for a way to do that for ages!
Also, theme looks really sleek and nice. 
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Thanks. If you are talking about qicklaunch, check this out www.tenforums.com/tutorials/46… .
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:iconkimiwaahouka:
KimiWaAhouKa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Like this version better than the last one. Looks good with clover (chrome-style tabs for windows explorer) with any dark chrome theme installed. Picture
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:icongommes90:
gommes90 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's all I wanted! thanks 
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:iconeversins:
eversins Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
If you would also like to make the internet darker, here is a list of stylish custom css I use:

Chrome: chrome.google.com/webstore/det…
Firefox: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef…

* Android Developer - Moonlight - Revised & Black *
* Dark Fusion - Removed wood edition *
* Dark YouTube Nights *
* facebook - dark-facebook 2 [a dark facebook theme] *
* GitHub Dark *
* IMDb.com - Nightmode *
* Kickass Torrents - Clean Dark *
* Soundcloud.com - Nightmode *
* Stack Overflow Dark Colors *
* Twitch 'Dark View' *
* Userstyles Dark | aperopia *
* Wikipedia "Hitchhiker" *
* Amazon Dark - VisualPlastik * (not great..)

If you are missing some important once, just use the "find custom styles for this site" function or write you own css. For reddit I use night mode in RES.

Now if we could remove the white flashes in chrome between loading different sites I would be pretty satisfied.
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IIIpl4sm4III Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Are the codes for these safe? I tried unseeing some of these, they were quite out of date and outright broke some sites.
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AV6Q Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it so much, except that the fact that it utilizes high contrast screwed up my chrome set up, so a deal breaker. Would love to see more tho. :)
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:iconkot-be3dexod:
KOT-BE3DEXOD Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconjsz:
jsz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, thank you!
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:iconzebani:
zebani Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
nice thank you
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