I readily admit that today’s tip isn’t for everyone, but for those it helps, it’s a godsend.
A common complaint about more “modern” themes and appearances is that things look washed out and difficult to view. Windows’ Ease of Access settings has long offered “High Contrast” themes that can make things significantly more readable — albeit perhaps ugly.
Using Windows Search, just type in the word “contrast”, and one of the results will be “High contrast settings”. Click on that to open the Settings app.
Select one of the available high-contrast themes. The preview window gives you an idea of what the results will be like, but don’t be afraid to click on Apply to make the switch on your system.
You can operate Windows with this high-contrast theme permanently, or just temporarily if you like. You can always switch the theme back to “None” to revert to the previous setting.
Note: Depending on several factors,websites you visit may now be displayed in a high-contrast mode, or be exactly the same as before. Internet Explorer, for example, displays askleo.com in high contrast when a high-contrast theme is selected. Google Chrome does not, but offers a variety of settings when it detects high contrast.
Play with the settings, and with the browser, to find the mix that works best for you.