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How do I change my Desktop default highlight color?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    How do I change my Desktop default highlight color?


    I really cannot stand the color of the Desktop and Explorer window highlight color (light blue.) How do I change the hover color on the desktop, or remove it completely? I would like to change it to the olive color I managed to change my notepad highlight color and hot tracking color.

    I changed my drag color (hot tracking) color to this olive green color.


    I also got my highlight color to change to the same color in notepad


    I want to change my highlight color in the menu (hovering refresh) to a different color.


    I want to change the color of these selected items in explorer


    The same with the icons selected on the desktop

    And finally I want the hover but not selected icon color on the desktop (even lighter blue) to be changed as well.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Professional (x64)


    Woww, that's a lot you want to change!
    I'm using several 'Stardock Software' for my custumisations.
    Take a look at:

    Stardock Corporation - Products

    It's no freeware but most of their procucts are small priced AND you can always try it for free (fully functioning if i'm correct)
    Hope it helps you
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How do I change my Desktop default highlight color?
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