Windows 10 dark theming and high contrast mode.

Copper Contributor


Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
10.0.19041 Build 19041

Hi, I am a big fan of dark theming. Task manager and similar programs force me into using high contrast mode and I've noticed a few issues in Windows 10.


1. You must go to this directory to set the window title active/inactive color for high contrast. This should be in the new menu (PLEASE DON'T REMOVE THIS):

shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageColorization


2. When switching between high contrast and regular theming

    a. The two settings from (1) are lost.

    b. You can only save one theme (high contrast or regular) and the other resets to default.


These two issues make Shift+Alt+PrtScn useless. Switching is useful for web browsing, I use Edge and it applies high contrast theming to the page. This is almost always good actually, but it can make SVG graphs difficult to read (e.g. on Wikipedia), big black bars when hovering over video elements, and other small issues.

1 Reply

Hello @der-ac,


I highly recommend you to submit your findings to Windows engineering team via Feedback hub. Others finding same may join and upvote you, so these issues can be resolved.