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Personalize menu completely gone.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Personalize menu completely gone.


    I'm having some trouble customizing the appearance of Windows 8.1. I want to change the start screen and accent color, but my "personalize" menu seems to be completely gone from my computer. When I go to the Settings charm, the "Personalize" menu is replaced with "Personalization," which allows me to change the desktop background and window colours, but not the start screen or accent colours. When I search the computer, I can find the result that says "Change the background and colors on start" but clicking on the result does nothing. The button "depresses" but no window or program loads. I tried using the shortcut to the personalize menu that I found here: (Personalize Modern UI Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1), but it similarly does nothing when I open the shortcut.

    Did I somehow remove or uninstall my personalize menu completely? Is there any way to get it back?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Capt4in, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You would need to open the Settings charm from the Start or Apps screen to have the "Personalize" option for them.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    When you open the Settings charm from your desktop, you get what you seen instead.

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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