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How to change inactive window titlebar/border color?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    How to change inactive window titlebar/border color?


    I've tried finding the answer and there seems to be a lot of people wanting to do this but I can't seem to find a solution.

    I like the way windows 8 looks for the most part, but the bright inactive window color is counter intuitive and hideous in my opinion.

    What is the simplest and most effective way to change this?


    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    let me show you
    first grab this WSB1561B
    then watch the video



    and replace images from
    Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Window > Bottom > Inactive
    Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Window > Left > Inactive
    Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Window > Right > Inactive
    Windows & Caption Buttons > Aero > DWM Window > Frames > Window > Top > Inactive

    test it, save, move your theme in Themes folder and apply the theme
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  3. #3


    and if you want that the colour of windows not to be changed when you change the wallpaper edit the .theme file in notepad, find AutoColorization=1 and replace it by 0
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, I've tried this but now I'm stuck.

    After I replaced the image and click on test, i get "Error testing msStyles File"
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  5. #5


    i guess you did not patch your system with UltraUXThemePatcher, patch then test
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I installed then restarted and it still wont let me test
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