Where to find registry location for changing Windows Selected Text? RRS feed

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  • Hi

    So question above, where in regedit can I find the registry key and value to change the Selected Items color?


    Friday, June 15, 2012 3:00 AM


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  • Selected Items color?

    Selected Text (as you wrote in title):

    Value (REG_SZ) for selected text background:
    HKCU\Control Panel\Colors\Hilight
    in RGB format e.g. yellow: 255 255 0

    Value (REG_SZ) for selected text:
    HKCU\Control Panel\Colors\HilightText
    e.g. red: 255 0 0

    Changes take effect after re-login.


    Friday, June 15, 2012 8:01 AM
  • Hi,

    You can find the colors settings in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors.

    In addition, you can refer to Personalizing the Desktop on a Windows Server 2008 Server Core install, which also apply for Windows 7.

    Hope this helps

    Vincent Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:21 AM
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:04 AM