Can not see scroll bars clearly D/T being light colored

I need help with making sure the scroll bars on all my office 365 suite products {specifically Word, Excel and Outlook }show up with a darker color than what comes with windows 8.1 which makes it extremely difficult for people with visual impairment to see clearly. I can not see the scroll bar to drag it up or down since it is too light. Does anyone know  why Microsoft did it this way? I am sure the developers one would think try to make every product as user friendly and not create unnecessary inconveniences to users.

Thank you

Basem
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
True, that colors have not been wisely chosen. Nevertheless try to tune your monitor, first. Doing that, I could satisfy some people that complained, I chose a different color scheme and adjusted coulo and brightness a little.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Can u please describe in more details how do you accomplish this""I chose a different color scheme and adjusted coulo and brightness a little"" I have a Samsung UD590 28" 4K resolution.
Is there no other way to fix this beside  this method u suggested?
Thank you

Basem
McKnifeCommented:
I cannot know how to do this on your device since I have no Samsung UD590 here. These controls will be found in the menu of the monitor, which is controlled by buttons on the device itself.
Try that, we can look for other ways afterwards.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I tried what U suggested and unfortunately it did not work. Is there any other solutions ??

Thanks
McKnifeCommented:
Sure. Look at http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6479-window-color-appearance-change-windows-8-a.html (same for win10). Using that scheme ("high contrast") will let you modify a lot of things. You don't have to keep it black and white, by the way.

Also, depending on your graphics hardware, there will be software installed that lets you modify color schemes. For example, intel lets you do quite a lot.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I tried to do that and it did not specify anything about the color of the scroll bar., It did not mention anything about the scroll bars . It only mentioned to change the width. Can anyone please help me with a solution to this annoyance


Thank you

Basem
McKnifeCommented:
Sorry, have you tried that color scheme at least? It was designed to deliver the highest contrast.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
McKnife
Yes I did . Unfortunately, it did not fix the problem. Is there no specific solution to this problem? I appreciate any help.


Thank you
Basem
McKnifeCommented:
In my link, it says: "NOTE: While using this (high contrast) theme, you will be able to change the color of your window borders, buttons, and text."
This means: only when using this scheme, you'll be able to modify the color of your window borders, buttons, and text.
Did you try and adjust those to your needs? If you did and it did not please you, I am afraid there's nothing that windows can do for you as we cannot modify the code. You'll have to resort to other measures like improving your screen.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
McKnife
""I need help with making sure the scroll bars on all my office 365 suite products {specifically Word, Excel and Outlook }show up with a darker color """
that was an excerpt from my original post. The main IE home page scroll is fine I had found a fix for that. The main problem lies with in office 365. Which so far I have not found too many solutions regarding this problem. I will see if I can take a look at your suggested solution and see if it will help. I need to know something though. When you say borders are you referring to scroll bars ???
Please let me know.
Thank you
Basem
McKnifeCommented:
I know that this scheme changes your scroll bar colors, so I think writing borders" would imply those.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
ok I will give it a try . thank you
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I did follow what was suggested in the article to change the border(scroll bar) color. However when I went to regedit there 2 values listed for the following

Note

The color settings for a user are saved in the registry key locations below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors--reg SZ value 212 208 200

 and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors-- reg SZ  Value 200  200  200  

My question is how do I change these values to a more darker grey colour for example . But I want that to be reflected in office suite 365 i.e: word, excel, etc....
Can you please tell me how to fix this problem for once and for all.

Thank you
McKnifeCommented:
Are you able to change the scrool bar color alone? In other words, do you just need the correct RGB values? If so, see http://www.calculatorcat.com/free_calculators/color_slider/rgb_hex_color_slider.phtml
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Yes the color of the scroll bar but in office 2013 apps . i.e : Word document etc..... I will look at the link u sent.


Thank you Mcknife
McKnifeCommented:
I'd like to help you better, but I'd need Office 2013, which I don't have access to, here.
I went through the link and discovered, that not all steps are identical on 10. So you should look at
Control Panel\Ease of Access\Ease of Access Center\Make the computer easier to see
for the adjustments.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Thank u McKnife for all your help and patience . I will also explore that option as well. Just be patient with me please.

Thank you

Basem
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
McKnife

I am sorry to inform you but the calculator link was mot very clear and simple to use and I have used the suggestions mentioned in ease of use and unfortunately nothing seems to work.

Once again my problem is with word documents in office 2013

Thank you
McKnifeCommented:
The calculator link: You can use the sliders to define a color and see the values in rgb this color stands for. If you can use these numbers, I don't know, but you comment suggested so and I asked you, no clear response came, that's why I linked them.

After tuning the ease of access section, please make a screenshot of word and describe what you don't like about it.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
ok McKnife

I will do that and get back to you,   Thank you
McKnifeCommented:
Listen, this goes on for weeks. Would you please do it soon?
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Listen, In life we have to prioritize our life events. for me this is not the foremost important thing for me to jump on when infact other pressing issues may come up that I don't need to share with no one. However u suggested a solution that was previously presented and I tried it then and I tried it now and still DOES NOT work. I am very disappointed with the EE community in regard to having this question drag over a month and only one person tried to help with no luck . I figured at least 3 people would jump in and try to help resolve this and I even reached for the moderator to get attention so that perhaps areas can  be better assigned so that the right people can look at it. I am paying money for this service. I expected a lot better support than this . I have Geek Squad support plan which I don't even use I come straight here for all tech problems and I am not even getting the help I need. McKnife, I don't want this to go on any longer than u do. But what can I do since u are the only contributor to this problem. That's why I am not happy for the lack of support by moderators. I hope this question can be addressed to the right people and more support will be provided so that things don't go unresolved for over a month.
Thank you
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
high contrasthigh contrast 1 high contrast 2 seems very clear to me
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
David

I had indicated in my previous posts that the problem I am having is with Microsoft  WORD documents where I am having an issue seeing the scroll bars clearly not in outlook.

Thanks anyway
McKnifeCommented:
And word has other colors if you use the aforementioned colour scheme? Please show a screenshot as requested before so that we can see it :)
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I am sorry but I don't know what is the aforementioned colour scheme???  is that the high contrast ??
McKnifeCommented:
It's described in the previous comments of mine.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I do not know how to use the calculator to figure out the proper value of RGB to yield a darker scroll bar color.
McKnifeCommented:
Just use the high contrast scheme like you did before. I asked if you used and you confirmed that you did. Do it again, and make a screenshot showing us how it looks at your machine. Has nothing to do with the calculator link.

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