Fix – Taskbar Icon Font Color changes to Black from White

    Some users reporting that mysteriously taskbar icon font color changed to black from white or text become too dark. Due to this reason, it becomes hard to read the content of the taskbar.

    Fix - Taskbar Icon Font Color changes to Black from White

    Apart from that, other users reporting a similar issue with different phrases like Windows 10 Taskbar font is black, Windows 10 Taskbar unreadable, Windows 10 Taskbar text are too dark, time-date turned dark and similar. The worst part of this bug is that users are unable to revert the changes.

    According to various reports, users are experiencing this weird behavior after updating Windows to the latest version or by upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7.

    Fix – Taskbar Icon Font Color changes to Black from White

    If you made upto this blog post, then it’s highly possible that your Windows 10 Taskbar icon font color turned black from white, right? Fortunately, there’s a quick workaround to fix this mysterious issue.

    All you have to do is enable high contrast turn in Windows 10 for a second and then turn it off. Here’s how you can do that:

    Launch Settings app on Windows 10 PC

    Next, you need to Select Accessibility > High Contrast.

    On the right, under Use High contrast section move the slider for the “Turn on high contrast” option to ON position. This will enable High Contrast on Windows 10 PC.

    Wait for few seconds, and then Move the slider for Turn on high contrast option to OFF position.

    Doing this will instantly bring the taskbar icon font colors to sync with default theme and your issue will be resolved.

    We hope this workaround resolve the Windows 10 Taskbar font is unreadable. If you know any other solution that you used to fix the similar issue, then feel free to share with us in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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