Win1 CoPilot "You" box text unreadable with "Night Sky" theme


Sj6

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I use the Win 11 "Night Sky" contrast theme on my Desktop computer. When I type a text question into the CoPilot "Ask me anything..." box it repeats my text in a "You" box (and then addresses my question in a "CoPilot" box). The text shown in the "You" box is almost unreadable as it is displayed in a faint grey (?) color against the Night Sky black background. How can I change the color of the "You" box text (say, to white) without affecting any other elements of the Night Sky theme?

TIA,
Sj6
 
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Windows 11 Pro. Version 23H2 (OS Build: 22631, 3155)

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Hi Sj6, Welcome to the ElevenForum 🙏

This video will show you how to edit the text colour you are wanting to change (hopefully) in Windows 11 “Night Sky” theme


Alternatively

How well versed are you with colour codes and reading CSS type scripts? I believe you can go into
C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes and right click on the theme, “open with” Notepad and edit the colour codes. I did it years ago so I am a little vague on the recollections.
After editing you need to re apply the theme.
I would suggest making a backup of the Theme first.

P.S. You may need to run Notepad as Administrator.

P.P.S Only try this method if you know what I am talking about. Otherwise the video should hopefully suffice.
 
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Thanks for the URL. I followed the instructions and manipulated various choices for foreground text color, but none of my choices made the CoPilot "You" dialog text visible. It's not clear to me what color parameter(s) control the foreground color of the You font displayed.
 

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I’m going to guess that it’s in the CSS of edge, controlled by edge
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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Thanks for the URL. I followed the instructions and manipulated various choices for foreground text color, but none of my choices made the CoPilot "You" dialog text visible. It's not clear to me what color parameter(s) control the foreground color of the You font displayed.
So I loaded the theme "Night Sky" to try and help you further - It broke my PC 😄 .
I don't think it likes the fact I have 6 monitors. Explorer kept restarting over and over again so I couldn't access my taskbar or start menu. Really weird. I was able to stabilize it by rebooting as soon as I could find a way how. Made me laugh.

What I found, is that the text in the "You" text box was quite bright for me, not far off the shade of other text, basically light grey.
I had no problem at all reading it.

Screenshot 2024-03-12 193821.png

When I opened the theme to edit as explained in the video above, I found that the color was the sasme as the color from the setting "Inactive Text"

What does the inactive text show for you?

Screenshot 2024-03-12 192949.png

Also, you might want to ask CoPilot this:

"Why is the text in the "You" text box so light in CoPilot?"

I thought I'd ask it whilst I was testing the theme for you. It had some tips that may or may not work for you, if you can't change it in the editor.
Maybe you need to change it and restart edge? Or even reboot or sign out and back in again? I am not sure.

Or maybe you need to change your accent colors in Settings- Personalization - Colors

I would backup before changing too much just in case you get to a point that you can't back out of.

Good luck with it.

P.S. I don't know why but I didn't think to change the Inactive Text" to see if it made a difference in CoPilot I am sorry. Maybe I will tomorrow.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.

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