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Taskbar won't change colour

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    Windows 8.1

    Taskbar won't change colour


    The other day I changed my desktop background and then went to change the window border & taskbar colour to match. The window borders changed to the new colour, but the taskbar has stayed the same. So now my window borders and taskbars are actually different colours. Does anyone know how to fix this or why this is happening? Any help is appreciated.

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Are you seeing an option to change the color of your taskbar or are you assuming it will change when you change borders?
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    In Windows 8 you could change the color of the taskbar with registry hacks, its not needed in 8.1.
    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Color and Appearance. There you will see the option to change your borders and taskbar. If you have already tried this, try resetting your personalization settings back to default, rebooting your computer, and attempt the change again.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Snaptic View Post
    The other day I changed my desktop background and then went to change the window border & taskbar colour to match. The window borders changed to the new colour, but the taskbar has stayed the same. So now my window borders and taskbars are actually different colours. Does anyone know how to fix this or why this is happening? Any help is appreciated.
    The Windows taskbar is also translucent by default, so, depending on the color and brightness of the background, the variables are many.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snaptic View Post
    The other day I changed my desktop background and then went to change the window border & taskbar colour to match. The window borders changed to the new colour, but the taskbar has stayed the same. So now my window borders and taskbars are actually different colours. Does anyone know how to fix this or why this is happening? Any help is appreciated.
    The Windows taskbar is also translucent by default, so, depending on the color and brightness of the background, the variables are many.
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