Light Gray Text
orbsphere last edited by
Re: Light Gray Text
If you're having difficulty reading light gray text on white background read on.
Ease of Access in Windows Settings has option for high contrast. Has a hotkey combo to turn function on/off but doesn't work for me.
As a workaround for the hotkey fail I've pinned a link to Settings in the taskbar. Then drag edges of Settings page to maximum smallness top/bottom left/right.
Will need to do following routine every time computer is restarted but seems easier to me than starting out with Settings page every time.
Using reduced sized window scroll all the way down to bottom of page which for me puts Ease of Access option at top of page.
Click EoA option. Scroll down a bit and High Contrast option can be found.
Click on High Contrast option and a toggle to turn High Contrast on/off is available.
I've saved a modified high contrast setting. Doesn't fix all the problems with contrast as some setting can't be modified so you might lose the time bar while watching some videos but is easy to toggle back and forth
orbsphere last edited by orbsphere
Hey @happyhomesteader glad to see you're still getting notifications and replied as my post was directed your way more than to others.
My post was kind of long winded as Window's High Contrast setup is actually easier done than said and when finished with settings saved is just one click to toggle back and forth when using. The initial Settings setup does require some simple screen adjustments I'm sure you've done before.
I had emailed Jarrad the developer of MCTB as seen in attached reply from him in larger image (my saved high contrast color selection - yellow on black or sometimes red on black) which also shows the "Toggle screen" for Windows you'll get (I hope) if you follow my instructions
and also a sample seen in smaller image of the default Win. contrast difference. The smaller image just shows the default Win contrast toggle.
The issues I had with MCTB were 1) Needed greater contrast options 2) it messed some times with the images in the way I was using it and 3) I'm cheap and Window's High Contrast is free (but does have some minor issues of it's own but I can live with) and doesn't require a fee to use.
Jarrad seems to be a really nice helpful guy so support him if you can.
If you try to use Window's High Contrast and have trouble following my destructions, post here and I'll see if I can help.
BTW I modified Win's High Contrast Black settings.
happyhomesteader last edited by leocg
I looked at your Win effort, but the text is still small(skinny) where MCTB I can make it thicker for my old eyes. You are correct about MCTB changing the layout etc, in some websites. I just keep playing with it so I can at least "Read" it!
The light gray is for the birds, even magazines are doing it. Maybe it is just a form of censorship for old folks...!!! On Youtube I don't see my comments anymore (MCTB doing that?).
Anyway thanks again for responding, much appreciated..!!
orbsphere last edited by orbsphere
@happyhomesteader The Sort By option should be there on the line directly above where you leave a comment. Click on "Sort By" and you should get 2 options Top Rated or Newest First (select newest). This is for You Tube correct? Not YT homepage as there are no comments there, will find the sort by option on each separate video
Yeah I HATE!!! ads also, they're everywhere, should rent our foreheads out and make some money ourselves LOL
Not sure where you found ad blocker option in YouTube itself but if there is might also find blocker in Google tied with YT. I use laptop and Opera blocker is extremely efficient. I have to turn blocker off to be able to do a search in YT and then remember to turn back on
If you get that mess of supermarket ads in snail mail you can opt-out of them by going to website of that mail distribution agency but might have to hunt for an opt-out option.
I get an ad piece of crap in yard. They put some pebbles with a business card in sealed baggie so they can just toss them out while they drive by
Don't hesitate to let me know if you find something that works . . . or not.