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Help!!! changing the window colour

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    Help!!! changing the window colour


    I am slowing getting use to windows 8, however I haven't been able to change the window colour. As I am dyslexic I need my background colour for each application to be blue but I can't see how to do this with windows 8. I have followed the process on how to change it with windows 7 but there are no advance settings in the color option. Can anyone help.

    thanks

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    I would like to do this also. The bright white color is annoying. Also can the scrollbar color be changed?
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    windows 8 pro x64


    You can select high contrast themes and then edit color options. Windows allows you to edit colors if you select high contrast themes.

    See also Want Grey color windows explorer and appliction background
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    I turned on high contrast through the charms menu. The options are there. Is there any way to have a picture on the desktop as opposed to a solid color? When using a theme from the windows store it reverts back to standard contrast.
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    I turned on high contrast through the charms menu. The options are there. Is there any way to have a picture on the desktop as opposed to a solid color? When using a theme from the windows store it reverts back to standard contrast.
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    I figured it out. I picked a picture and right clicked to set as desktop background. Thanks
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    Using high contrast, web pages show the window color rather than their normal background. Apparently it's an either or situation. Keep the normal web page and lose window customization or lose the way the web page is supposed to look.
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    windows 8 pro x64


    Yes, you can't get an optimal solution but can change some colors.
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    This needs to be corrected in an update. There was no problem like this in XP.
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    Windows 8 Professional


    The only way to do this is by editing the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    Unfortunately these are in hex values and you'll have to reboot to make the changes.

    The good news is the Registry keys are the same in Windows 7 and 8. So you can customize the advanced appearance settings in 7 and open the Registry Editor and make a back-up of the above mentioned registry keys. You can do this by right-clicking on each key and select Export option. This will create .REG files. Import these .REG files into Windows 8 Registry Editor and restart Windows 8 desktop.
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