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Is there any logic behind the default colors in Vista?

petef

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#1
I'm wondering what MS was thinking or if there is any logic to the change
in color scheme from XP to Vista. In XP the default colors of the window
background and general color scheme seems perfect with white backgrounds
and brighter colors that contrast well with any texts, button or menus .
In Vista the backgrounds are dark and overall due to contrast issues it
seems much harder on the eyes. Is there a reason for this darker color
scheme in Vista that I am overlooking?

I switched the color scheme in Vista to "Classic" and it seems so much better
but I'm still wonderinging why MS would choose a color schem that is much
harder on the eyes.

Any ideas?

---pete---
 

RandyL

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#3
Hi petef:
You're just talking about the tip of the ice berge if you ask me. I understand what you mean.

I'm not sure if this offers any insight on customizing but since it's sometimes overlooked I'll add it here.

When you're in Personalization>Windows Color and Appearances click on Show color mixer. From here you can adjust the Hue, Brightness and Saturation. Saturation might be something you want to look at.

RandyL
 

petef

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#4
Just guessing that you're not under 25 Pete. Seems the youth today loves color schemes that are difficult to read. They also seem to love the mini viewers without menus, etc.

For fun maybe, no real work :rolleyes::D
Yes, the old man that I am, I have noticed over the years that the kids seem to
gravitate towards very odd color schemes that are extremely hard on the eyes.
I've never figured out exactly why that is but maybe it's a clue that Microsoft
has a bunch if kids who helped develop Vista. Hehehehe ;)

---pete---