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How to set inactive title bar color in Windows 8? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In earlier versions of Windows, you could set the “Classic theme” and choose colors of UI elements. In Windows 8, the registry entries still mostly work, but the options to set titlebar color do not seem to take effect unless the system is in high contrast mode. I want my system to have colors like Windows 2000. High-contrast mode is no use to me, because it makes IE unusable.
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:20 PM

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  • By Design:

    Microsoft decided you don't need/want to change the titlebar color.

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.ZieglerEditor Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Juke ChouModerator Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:37 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by kinokijuf Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:01 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by kinokijuf Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:02 PM
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:54 PM
  • In earlier versions of Windows, you could set the “Classic theme” and choose colors of UI elements. In Windows 8, the registry entries still mostly work, but the options to set titlebar color do not seem to take effect unless the system is in high contrast mode. I want my system to have colors like Windows 2000. High-contrast mode is no use to me, because it makes IE unusable.

    Hi

    From previous discussions and feedback, you cannot change the Inactive Title Bar color in Windows 8.

    There may be some third party UI programs that can do this. Use your favorite search engine to find these.


    Regards

    • Marked as answer by Juke ChouModerator Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:37 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by kinokijuf Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:02 PM
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:23 PM
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