Dark themes/skins for MetaTrader 4 & 5

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kypa
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Long hours trading requires optimizing screen brightness and contrast.

First thing in this direction is using dark background charts, which the MetaTraders have, but it's not enough.

NinjaTrader did a good job about dark interface with NinjaTrader 8.

MetaTrader platforms don't have customizable interface, they rely on Windows theme for colors, frames and fonts.

The two most convenient ways I know about how to apply a custom theme in Windows 7 and 8/8.1 are straight out copying ready themes after "patching" the system and using an external program called WindowBlinds. The program requires paid license, although there is a free one month or so demo available, as well as, of course, pirate versions in the torrents. Some torrents include also collections of themes you can't find at Stardock's sites, for ex. Sadeem's WB 8.13 torrent including XTractor theme.

There is a great community of people building Windows themes at http://www.deviantart.com/, most themes descriptions and read-me files include instructions for "patching" the system.

There are explanations of reasons and associated eventual risks around the internet, you might want to look up into that too.

This is MetaTrader 5 in SolMiler's Placebo Ashtray theme (from DeviantArt):

MetaTrader 5 Placebo Ashtray

Don't forget to scan everything you find and download with some antivirus software. This is Windows after all.
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