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Color of Background and Accent - Force in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    This doesn't seem to work in Enterprise 8.1 X-64 - I can't get rid of the hideous blue screen - it seems the only way to adjust is at install time. The tutorial doesn't seem to work -- I can't see anywhere where I can change the colours.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hello Jimbo,

    What screen is blue and you wanting to change?

    EDIT: I see you got it changed here: Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

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  2. #11


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    Window 8.1

    Further Directions


    I was wondering how one would go about actually changing the color of the background. I am trying step 6: To Allow Users to Change their own Background Color and Accent Color, and I am wondering what I do after I delete the two sections. Is there somewhere that I need to go after to type in my chosen Hexidecimal value? Or is it still in the start menu under personalization? I am wanting to know before I change anything, so I have an idea of the end product.

    Also, is there anyway to undo this later on if I decide I want to go back to those preset values?
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  3. #12


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    Hello Murray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Step 6 is to basically undo the group policy to allow users to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to change their own background and accent colors.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image
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  4. #13


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    Window 8.1


    So I would start with this tutorial, then move on to the one you mentioned? There I will be able to use the hexidecimal value on the start screen?
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  5. #14


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    If you just wanted to change your Start screen color, then you can skip this tutorial, and do OPTION ONE in the tutorial link I posted above instead.
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  6. #15


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    Window 8.1


    I know I'm being kinda dense, but I just don't see how I am able to use Option one of the link you posted to allow me to change the background to a specific color, such as #9D2235
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  7. #16


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    No problem. In step 3 of Option One, you would select the "solid color" tile. In step 4, you would select the color you want.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image
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  8. #17


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    Window 8.1


    No. I want to be able to input a Hexadecimal, or an RGB, value and have the start screen reflect that color. How do I do that? I know how to change the colors according to the preset options, that much is simple. Do you understand what I'm trying to do?
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  9. #18


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    In that case, you could use either step 7 in Option 1 or 2 on the first page here to do so. It will set the color for all users.
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