Fonts/text are grey and not black

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    I went everywhere that deals with text and there seems to be nowhere to change font color so to speak: one can make it bold, bigger or smaller but not change the color. With the exception of titles and some text here and there, much of my text everywhere (web pages, pdf files, etc,) look more grey then they do black. And also very thin, regardless of font.
    thank you
     
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    In the Search box by the Start button, type "cleartype". You see the first item in the list is "Adjust Cleartype text" in the Control Panel.

    If you go through that wizard, it should help you get the text to the best state possible.
     
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    Thanks Calab. I had thought of adding that info while I was asking my question and I guess I should have done so.
    In reply to your suggestion I had done so already, and it being a lap top had set it to be blacker and ''bigger'' than usual. This is why I found it most odd.
    BTW as an extra, things look particularly bad in in Adobe Acrobat and Reader (but not as much reading a pdf within a browser).
     
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    tried the above but still unable to darken the text. would really appreciate help here
     
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    I also am struggling with the grey text,, who would have thought this would be an issue in windows 10.. I am sorry I upgraded. I have tried every suggestion here and am still frustrated ,, I feel like my eyesight is going, but it is the stupid setting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I don't know if the problem solved itself or if I just got used to it but a thought occured to me, which some of you may want to try out. Why not get a copy of linux or something and see what you see, If all seems better then you know the culprit.
     
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    I am wondering if anyone found solution. All trying to get text black are for nothing including clear types.
    I know it is a GOOGLE fashion with the grey text, but really not usefull if you need to read a olot and clearly
    Any plugin or setting to get back a Black and White document or website
    thanks
    BTW google is blocked anyway in my country... lol
     
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    Any luck darkening font on Windows 10? Not at all happy struggling to read and clear text didn't help at all.
     
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    As with others, I am VERY unhappy struggling to read gray text. Is Microsoft going to fix this? Wish I had not upgraded to Windows 10.
     
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    Most video drivers will have their own control panel for adjusting various aspects of performance.
    My suggestion would be to explore and experiment with the various settings that are available there.
    I generally will experience some pretty good relief from adding "Digital vibrance" and lowering the "Gamma" setting.
    Note their respective current settings and test by changing them one at a time and see if you get any better results.
    Screen shot of my nVidia adapter settings below.

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    Good idea perhaps except I would assume this particular adjustment would also influence how you view movies, video games and photos.
     
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    I suspect it would, as it has global impact, although I do not expect that the results would necessarily be negative.
    Personally, I've not noticed anything negative, but....
    Everyone would need to make their own determination.
     
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    Go to settings and click personalization and then color. Now you can select any color for your font.
     
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    still everything in gray...want my black text back so I can see it...thanks
     
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    I've tried them all: the ClearType test, gammas, high contrast, & changing colors. None of them worked. Microsoft said the problem is in windows 10.
     
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