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Will there be updated high contrast themes for Windows Developer Preview?

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  • I've been using the Windows Developer Preview on a Dell Duo tablet, and like a the High Contrast desktop theme (with black window backgrounds). 

    Reading articles in IE, the white text on a dark background really helps the eyes in a dim lit room.

    I suggest that more of these light on dark themes be provided offering dynamic RSS background images with various window color combinations.

    This will save on battery life and makes the windows desktop seem more connected with the Metro UI.

    Here's a theme that shows a little of what I'm thinking of:

    [Theme]
    ; High Contrast Black with Dynamic Background
    DisplayName=High Contrast Black with Dynamic Background
    ThemeId={111D460B-DE1B-47E6-9144-FFB13A1ABCF8}

    ; Computer - SHIDI_SERVER
    [CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-109

    ; UsersFiles - SHIDI_USERFILES
    [CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-123

    ; Network - SHIDI_MYNETWORK
    [CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\DefaultIcon]
    DefaultValue=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-25

    ; Recycle Bin - SHIDI_RECYCLERFULL SHIDI_RECYCLER
    [CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
    Full=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-54
    Empty=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-55

    [Control Panel\Colors]
    ActiveTitle=112 146 196
    Background=0 0 0
    ButtonFace=10 10 10
    ButtonText=255 255 255
    GrayText=0 185 44
    Hilight=122 156 206
    HilightText=255 255 255
    HotTrackingColor=128 128 255
    InactiveTitle=0 128 64
    InactiveTitleText=255 255 255
    TitleText=255 255 255
    Window=0 0 0
    WindowText=255 255 255

    [Control Panel\Cursors]
    Arrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_arrow.cur
    Help=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_helpsel.cur
    AppStarting=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_working.ani
    Wait=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_busy.ani
    NWPen=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_pen.cur
    No=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_unavail.cur
    SizeNS=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ns.cur
    SizeWE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_ew.cur
    Crosshair=
    IBeam=
    SizeNWSE=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nwse.cur
    SizeNESW=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_nesw.cur
    SizeAll=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_move.cur
    UpArrow=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_up.cur
    DefaultValue=Windows Aero
    Hand=%SystemRoot%\cursors\aero_link.cur
    Link=

    [Control Panel\Desktop]
    Wallpaper=
    TileWallpaper=0
    WallpaperStyle=10
    Pattern=

    [VisualStyles]
    Path=%SystemRoot%\resources\themes\Aero\AeroLite.msstyles
    ColorStyle=NormalColor
    Size=NormalSize
    HighContrast=3

    [Slideshow]
    Interval=900000
    Shuffle=1
    RSSFeed=http://themeserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx?p=Windows&c=LandScapes&m=en-US
    [boot]
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=

    [MasterThemeSelector]
    MTSM=RJSPBS

    [Sounds]
    ; IDS_SCHEME_DEFAULT
    SchemeName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\mmres.dll,-800


    JeffGWM


     in Windows Developer Pr
    Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:31 PM