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Change colors in taskmanager

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    Change colors in taskmanager

    Let me say I know nothing about changing windows 8 apart from following regedit tutorials so I have no idea if this is possible.
    On to the problem, when I use task manager I find it a bit annoying when a process uses 0% percent of memory but it stills show up with a faint yellow colour; Click image for larger version
    I was wondering if you can change it to a white colour when it uses no resources?

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    My house
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    I'm not sure if it is possible to change the color without using resource hacking and even then I'm not sure if you can.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64

    Leave it as is.
    Looking at the screenshot, even the category line, Apps (10) as example is yellow...

    Using a modified Task Manager isn't always a good idea... uac prompts "unknown program"... The color choice is logical: The yellow color is still light because there is no process using 0% resources. All running processes will always use something even if it's just 2 bytes. From yellow to red there are plenty of values.

    If it's possible with resource editing, even then it will be very hard to do because you get a lot of colors between yellow and red and I can even take a guess that those colors are chosen parametrically and not hard-coded with embedded bitmaps...

    On the other hand using a high contrast white theme make ALL processes white.
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