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What is this Windows component called?

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I have difficulty sometimes viewing this item. I want to make only this item have more contrast. I have purchased a program named Windows Blinds that MAY accomplish this. Before I state my question for the program authors I must be able to correctly identify the item in question. What is this item called? And, if you happen to know if Windows Blinds or any OTHER software will accomplish this please tell me.

Maybe I am the ONLY one to feel this way, but I find this site horribly inadequate when it comes to usability and ease of operation. It is not intuitive at all., I am no dummy, but it does not flow easily. Wish someone would address this by actually having a test sample of people attempt to ask a random question and see the difficulty they will experience. I tried this experiment with three of my associates and all three became frustrated when trying to post a question. Just my thoughts. Experts are WAY superior! Site navigation = POOR
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The scroll bar will only be available if you have information that doesn't fit on the screen. If everything fits on the screen, there will be no scroll bar, horizontal nor vertical, in view.
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Experts, thank you. I now know that it is called the scroll bar. My need is to make it more visible. For me I would prefer more contrast. Joe Winograd suggested software called Windows Blinds. I purchased that software but cannot figure out how to accomplish what I am trying to do. It is totally impossible to reach the company that sells the software. I simply wanted to confirm that the task I would like to complete is even possible with their software. Maybe I am trying to change something that is not possible with their product. I am stuck at this point. I have some software titles that for some unknown reason make the scroll bar very difficult to see due to lack of a contrasting color.
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Joe Winograd

I did NOT suggest Window Blinds.

David Johnson did (and you selected it as the solution):
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29171561/How-to-change-color-of-Window-slider-bar.html?anchorAnswerId=43023147#a43023147

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EXPERTS, I found the following site that describes exactly the problem I am faced with. It appears that there is no simple solution. The person asking the question has been through this complete discussion with others hoping to helo, but to no avail so far. https://superuser.com/questions/1112985/change-color-of-scrollbar-in-windows-10
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For two reasons now, it appears that you never read my last post at your prior thread:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29171561/How-to-change-color-of-Window-slider-bar.html?anchorAnswerId=43025252#a43025252

First, I answered the question that you posed in this thread here, i.e., it is a scrollbar (vertical on the right, horizontal on the bottom).

Second, I discussed the "solution" that you just posted above and explained that I tried it...and it doesn't work.

Did you not see my prior post there? Regards, Joe
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Hello Joe, Please accept my apologies. I did not see that post. I cannot explain the reasons why I might have missed it on this forum. It appears that I have a situation that there is no viable solution for. Such is life. Thank you for your time spent trying to find a solution to this problem. If I ever do hear from Stardock software that lets me know one way or the other as to if their software will or will not alter the vertical scrollbar I will post an addendum. Thanks again Joe and ALL the experts for your valued input. Cameron
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Dear Experts, taking everything into consideration including omissions that I am responsible for I will close this question and leave it unsolved. I will just put up with it since no solution seems to be easily found. Thanks to all for your efforts.
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Hi Cameron,

> It appears that I have a situation that there is no viable solution for.

Seems to be the case. The other approach would be to go to a different theme, but even if that solves the scrollbar issue, it could result in changing other visuals from things you like now to things that you don't like. It's a shame that you can't leave everything else the same and change just that one feature.

> If I ever do hear from Stardock software that lets me know one way or the other as to if their software will or will not alter the vertical scrollbar I will post an addendum.

TIA for doing that...curious to hear what they have to say.

Regards, Joe
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