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Brightness and Volume indicator color

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    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Brightness and Volume indicator color


    Is there any way to change the color of the slider that appears on screen when changing volume or brightness? Right now it's completely grey throughout:

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    I would have thought that changing the window background color would do it, but nope.
    Neither can I find a setting in the Metro PC Settings side of the control panel.

    I'm sure I have seen Windows 8 PCs where the slider has a different color on one side of the bar...


    Running Windows 8.1 64-bit, fully updated.
    Any help appreciated!

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    On the start screen swipe right side>settings>personalize>Background colors & accent colors.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    You mean the "Colour and Appearance" options? Yeah I tried that, but it only changes window borders and taskbar colours. The slider remains the same.
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Really mine is white background black button and the slide (where yours is grey) is crimson. You mean the volume and brightness buttons when one swipes down on the left and not in the task bar, correct?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Apply the default windows theme then set wallpaper back to your choice.
    Last edited by colsearle; 19 Dec 2015 at 09:42.
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