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color on slected text?

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    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro

    color on slected text?


    Hey

    I want to change the color of the text being marked/selected

    like this: Screenshot by Lightshot

    I was able to do this in windows 7
    but i can not find anything for this in windows 8 pro


    How can i change the select/marked text and area color?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    new colors for highlighted text


    Quote Originally Posted by behedwin View Post
    Hey

    I want to change the color of the text being marked/selected

    like this: Screenshot by Lightshot

    I was able to do this in windows 7
    but i can not find anything for this in windows 8 pro


    How can i change the select/marked text and area color?

    Change selection box color in Windows 8 and 7 FAQforge

    Back up the registry first.

    See picture below -
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 04 Feb 2013 at 15:56. Reason: added image
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro


    big big thanks, worked like a charm.

    Another question, this i never got solved in windows 7
    maybe i can solve this in windows 8

    when using the file explorer
    the color of selecting a file, id like to change that aswell.... how?
    this one: Screenshot by Lightshot
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by behedwin View Post
    big big thanks, worked like a charm.

    Another question, this i never got solved in windows 7
    maybe i can solve this in windows 8

    when using the file explorer
    the color of selecting a file, id like to change that aswell.... how?
    this one: Screenshot by Lightshot
    That's a hard one.Haven't found an answer yet.

    I've been playing with the colors & turned a few things RED !

    See pictures below -

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 05 Feb 2013 at 00:50.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here is a color tool that may be useful:

    Hex-to-RGB Color Converter

    PIXI is a good tiny tool for picking custom colors.

    It shows HEX & RGB.

    Link to PIXI -
    Pixie / Nattyware

    I keep a shortcut to it in the Taskbar.






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color on slected text?
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