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  1. #1


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    color appearance


    Where is the color appearance? just like windows 7?

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  2. #2


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    Hello Rose, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here you go.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rose, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Here you go.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8
    Ok I go to the personalize and hit color and I hit the first color box shown, but the windows color appearance doesn't show up. I'm not on charms bar. I'm on the classic bar.
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    The first color with the color fan in it is for "Automatic" color, and you will not get the color intensity or mixer settings with it. You'll need to select another color to have them instead.


    If you meant the advanced Window Color and Appearance settings like below in Windows 7,....



    ....then that has been replaced with this below in Windows 8 now.

    Advanced Appearance Settings - Change Text Size for Items in Windows 8
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    How can I change the colors?
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    Unfortunately, you can no longer change the color of items unless you are use a high contrast theme like in step 7 in the tutorial below.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8
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    You mean I can't do this? Although I can't find it.
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    You can do what's in your screenshot, but only with a high contrast theme.

    It's not available for any other type of theme in Windows 8.
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    So I have to live with the default colro?

    Also how to make the start menu text like windows 7?
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    Just to make sure we are on the same page, could you post a screenshot showing what you want to change the color of?

    Could you also clarify about the Start Menu text? Do you mean the Start Menu itself?
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