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Opening the settings for metro/modern UI settings

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    Opening the settings for metro/modern UI (change colour)

    I'm on Windows 8.1 and I can't find this for the life of me (metro/modern UI settings).
    Had made all of it pink at some point in the past, and don't use it much. Now I want to change it to a different colour because I plan to use it.

    I open "Computer Settings" from the "charm bar", and for people making videos about it on Youtube, they have "Personalize" as the first option you see.

    I can't find it. Clicking on Personalization inside the Modern UI opens up the regular Control Panel which doesn't have the modern bits in it.

    When I do manage to open Personalization, it has only avatar, desktop and lock screen.

    Just to clarify what I mean, I want to change the colour that's cerise/pink in the picture below.
    Any tips appreciated!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Martienne,

    Be sure that you are on your Start screen when you open the Settings charm to see Personalize.

    The pinkish color on the left side of your screenshot would be the accent color you select.

    If you like, Option One in the tutorial below will give more details to help.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    Hope this helps,
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    Yes you are right. It's only visible if you access the charms while already in the Start menu.
    I didn't even know that was possible. It's very confusing that Setting brings up a different menu depending on whether you are on the desktop or in Start.
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    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're welcome.
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