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How to set colour of window title bar, Windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 and 8

    How to set colour of window title bar, Windows 8.1

    Hello everyone

    Is there a way that I can control the colour of the active window's title bar and border?

    I've noticed that if I select a solid colour as a desktop background colour, then both the active and inactive windows have a light grey title bar and border. But if I select any picture as my desktop background, then Windows adjusts the colour to suit the picture.

    Now, I want a solid colour as a desktop background, so I made a BMP in MS Paint that is the size of my screen and contains just the colour that I want... but unfortunately then Windows makes the active window title bar and border colour the same colour as the desktop background, which makes it even harder to see. It would make more sense if that colour was a colour that contrasts the desktop background.

    I have just installed Windows 8.1, so I have all default settings. What can you recommend?


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  2. #2

    Melbourne Australia
    Posts : 11
    Win8.1 Pro x32 (DT) & Win8.1 x32 (T)

    On the Desktop - Right Click Mouse, select Personalize
    At the bottom of the screen you will see Desktop / Colour / Sound / Screen Saver - select Colour
    From the range of colours select the colour your want the window border to be, you can make the colour lighter/darker by using the Colour Intensity bar
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  3. #3

    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 and 8

    Thanks, I discovered that eventually. Tis a pity one can only select different shades of the same colour, and not different, contrasting or complementing colours for active and non-active windows.
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How to set colour of window title bar, Windows 8.1
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