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Changing Window Text Color - Is it Possible?

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    By the Ocean
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Changing Window Text Color - Is it Possible?


    is it possible to change the color of this from black?
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This thread may have some useful info:
    Windows 8 Desktop UI - Change Title Text Color?
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm not sure what's going on in that thread, looks advanced
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds

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    I don't think you can do it with Windows.
    I could be wrong.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey
    I don't think you can do it with Windows.
    I could be wrong.
    You can do it with theme work as shown in the thread. But it's much easier with Blinds. To change it in the theme you have to use a resource editor like Resource Hacker.
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm already using a windows 7 glass-style theme.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Jaguar View Post
    I'm already using a windows 7 glass-style theme.
    What I'm saying is for the caption bar text to be a different color, someone must either go into the theme files with a resource editor and change it, or you use a commercial tool that makes it easy to do it for you, like Windows Blinds. Unfortunately there's no Registry setting for the color. Even the Explorer background color when I wanted to set it to Antique White I asked Bongo in the Customization and Themes forum to do it for me.
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    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    So blinds can change the text color easily?
    Can I use Blinds once and the uninstall it?
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    w7 pro - ( Server 2012 build 9200 ) - Server 2016 - Mint 18.2


    You can in high contrast.

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