As I have indicated in several posts throughout TR, I am having some serious difficulty with the lack of color and texture for desktop elements on Windows 8.
Look at your Windows 7 dialog and text windows. The windows themselves have thicker, shadowed borders. The scroll bars appear with thin black backgrounds, a three-grade color shading, and three small hash marks in the center of the scroll bar "handle". It is texturing such as this that makes Windows 7 very easy for me to see and use. Scroll bars are NOT just used for manipulating the screen. The scroll bar also serves as a visual indicator of my position within the scrollable window.
If you have seen a Windows 8 window, you'll see that the scroll bars are mono-colored. The default setting is light grey on white background. Scroll bars (and other screen elements too) have no texturing, no thin hash marks, and no thin border around them. This is causing me no small amount of fatigue. I am a heavy reader, so the fatigue factor is really impacting me.
I need a way to add some color or contrast to the screen elements of Windows 8 Desktop. My vision is actually very good, so I have no need for the high-contrast alternate selections, and indeed they go too far and cause headaches. I just need "a little more" help. But it is a major thing because I don't like feeling like I'm looking through a fog.
Somebody in another thread made a comment that Windows 8 is like any other OS; you configure it how you like it. Very well, but I cannot find the settings for something like this. It's as if it was completely removed from Windows 8. So here's an opportunity, if ever there were one.
Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.