Windows 8.1/10

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Windows 8.1/10

Postby sinuhe » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:38 pm

Windows 10 has switched to a high contrast theme, leaving the Vista/7 Aero look behind (abandoned in the final release of 8).

Blackbox should preserve the integration look of the OS, and look more like Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby Ivan Denisov » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:01 am

Can you post a screen shot of BlackBox in Windows 10?
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby sinuhe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:29 pm

This is BB 1.6. However, I tested it with the latest snapshot of BB 7 alpha with the same look.
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby Ivan Denisov » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:02 am

Do you mean the Aux windows decoration style?
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby sinuhe » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:41 am

Ivan Denisov wrote:Do you mean the Aux windows decoration style?


Aux as in the subsystem? I think so: high contrast theme refers to the simplistic window title bar border, and black and white, line based buttons for closing, minimizing and maximizing a window.
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby Ivan Denisov » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:48 pm

It seems, that this is really not BlackBox problem, but the Windows:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3195 ... windows-10

More modern style will be to use Tabs instead of AUX windows. You can try my subsystem Tabs:
http://comp.molpit.com/cpc/Tabs.txt
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby DGDanforth » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:51 am

I have a Windows XP/10 issue.
I don't like what Windows 10 presents for BlackBox.
Here is a comparison of the two (10 on the left, XP on the right)
BBXP&Win10.jpg

I have played with the themes in Windows 10 but they don't seem
to allow me to change the (in my opinion) yuky blue colors.
How can I change the active window color and its background?
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby DGDanforth » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:56 am

It occurs to me that some WinApi calls might allow one to change the colors of Windows 10
to what I had with Windows XP. Has anyone tried that?
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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby Josef Templ » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:39 am

Open the settings app of Win10, select colors, select a color, activate "show color in title".
Don't know how it is phrased exactly in the english version.

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Re: Windows 8.1/10

Postby DGDanforth » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:21 am

Josef Templ wrote:Open the settings app of Win10, select colors, select a color, activate "show color in title".
Don't know how it is phrased exactly in the english version.

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Josef,
I did that. Look closely at my examples comparing 10 with XP. Notice that the outer title colors are indeed changed to
(brown) but the inner window of the 10 is still blue AND the background around the window is a sickly blue grey
whereas the XP title of both the outer and inter are both brown and the background around the inner is also a brown.
Windows 10 does not provide the ability to change those colors.

That's why I was asking whether anyone has tried going deeper and using WinXXX to directly adjust those colors.

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