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Dark High Contrast Theme For Windows 10 by Generation-Blue Dark High Contrast Theme For Windows 10 by Generation-Blue
This is my best attempt at creating a dark high contrast theme that doesn't look like total garbage with white boxes everywhere. I was able to accomplish a pretty good look i think and i'm happy with the results. 

No external or 3rd party programs required, its just a high contrast theme so double click and you're good to go!

If you'd like to modify this theme simply paste this code into any windows explorer address bar and hit enter to view the full customization options:


C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@advanced


Good luck!
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VladTepesDracul90 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
so, how do i revert the changes of the file if i change my mind?
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Optical10 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2018
Just wondering whether the new Windows 10 RS5 Build 17733  - Finalized Dark Theme will allow you to mix this theme with it to allow for some more transparency that the high contrast themes don't allow, that's the only thing I miss with this beautiful theme?

PS. It's downloadable from here immediately if anybody's interested. thewincentral.com/windows-10-r…
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dnationsr71 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
sorry..found it
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dnationsr71 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
how to download
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Kitonga Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Awesome. I like it.
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pixelnautabrasil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! This was the only one theme that worked correctly in my desktop (win 10  1709).
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gorybloodfest Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
thanks it works. 
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kboy2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
very good job thanks mate
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ossf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
looks ok, not as good as others, i would use it if it didnt screw wallpaper engine up...
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BeagleDuck Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Great theme but how did you change the window border & title bar to black? I'm not a big fan of that part as now I can't even see where the edges of my windows are. 

Have been using high contrast but the border and title bar for active windows is horrible bright cyan and the inactive is dark navy blue which is hard to distinguish on a black background

-- from a low vision user.
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SpringsTS Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2017
Does not work for me, it just open File Explorer on Libraries view, I just made a copy-paste of the command (Windows 10 Creators Update 1703)

EDIT: Didn't see the file to download ^^;
Works perfectly, thanks!
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Optical10 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Awesome, thx
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feiercrack Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
very good work! It also works with 1703, as the only one of all i´ve tried. in all other themes, the explorer background stays white.

But may you help me with 2 things?

1. i like to have no white squares around the icons in taskbar. it should stay black. 
This https:// gyazo.com/9fed1c4b6f46a2bc65ac0bfad670b457 may changed to
this: https:// gyazo.com/2891eb970d89da7c56c09403616635f8

and 2. i like to have the progress bar and the highlighted file something like this https:// gyazo.com/c418c93c25e11b39cf2b4bb50431f96a

Can i edit your theme file with NPP? If so, what has to be changed?

Many thanks in advance !
Cheers
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Yeah so the bad part about high contrast themes is that windows ties many different UI elements to the same color. So you can change the taskbar boxes from white to black, but then this also changes the text color in many other explorer windows to black, so you have to make a lot of compromises with it to make it look good but also usable. This is why all contrast themes seem to have white boxes everywhere, its just a limitation of the theme. 

You can try to change it yourself, its super easy. Just paste this code into any explorer window:

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@advanced
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serfer2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Sublime, Thanks a lot. This is, by far, the best way to turn Windows 10 in dark theme.
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!, especially the secret custom color path bit. :)
I really want to edit the color theme but too old and too tired of patching my system. This is simple yet (nearly) perfect solution!
Really hope one day us Windows users will be able to use customize theme as easy and seamlessly like those guys on Linux. :/
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jenabaivab Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
This is awesome. Thanks a ton. Although,
Is there any way to remove the boxes in the taskbar? 
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Thanks! Yeah, unfortunately a lot of the custom colors are tied together with different UI elements, making it difficult to change one area of the UI without inadvertently changing another. The boxes on the taskbar are one of them.
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iNsOmNiAcAnDrEw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Oh, I found this in a google search. A bit annoyed that I had to reset my mouse cursor setting but that was an easy fix. Good job. I don't know how you did this or why Microsoft couldn't do this for us ha ha.
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dave2575 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Very good, Thanks you
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