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Change Color of User Selection Screen

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    Change Color of User Selection Screen


    There is a screen - I don't know its proper name - it's the screen where you go to choose a user account to log in. This is the same screen you see when you want to 'switch user.'

    How do I change the background color of this screen?

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    Last edited by Brink; 02 Sep 2014 at 20:58. Reason: fixed link
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    Wrong screen. That's not the screen I'm talking about.

    To see the screen I'm talking about, do this:
    1. Go to the Windows 8/8.1 desktop.
    2. Press +X.
    3. Go to 'Shut down or sign out.'
    4. Choose 'Sign out.'


    You will be brought to a screen with icons for each of the computer's user accounts. That's the screen I'm talking about. How do I change the background color of that screen?

    Here's a picture of that screen (not mine):

    Attachment 50144

    How do I change the background color of that screen?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails User Screen.png  
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    If you mean that awful dark purple background color, check the options in the link carefully, I'm sure it's what you're after.
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    Ta da! Option no. 2 did the trick. No offense intended against purple-lovers, but I'm finally rid of that color.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You're very welcome!
    And thanks to Shawn for the invaluable tutorial and fixing that link!
    (sorry bout that!)
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