Windows 10: Can't Change Custom Color

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
       29 Dec 2017 #1

    Can't Change Custom Color


    I'm attempting to change the custom color, from within the Personalization settings.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	change_win_color.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	48.6 KB 
ID:	169942

    When I click on the Custom Color link, the dialog for the Color Picker flashes on screen and quickly closes the entire setting panel. leaving me unable to make any changes.


    Any ideas as to why this might be occurring?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    29 Dec 2017 #2

    Please open a PowerShell window as Administrator. Copy and paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter:


    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    This tells Windows to install those default apps again. Give it some time and allow it to finish, even if nothing appears to happen at first. Even if you see an error message, restart and examine your Start menu — you may just have all those default apps back again, anyway.

    You should also repair any corrupted Windows system files. Open Command Prompt as a administrator and execute following commands one at time.

    Code:
    Sfc  /Scannow

    Code:
    Dism  /Online  /Cleanup-image  /Restorehealth
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #3

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    Please open a PowerShell window as Administrator. Copy and paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter:


    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    This tells Windows to install those default apps again. Give it some time and allow it to finish, even if nothing appears to happen at first. Even if you see an error message, restart and examine your Start menu — you may just have all those default apps back again, anyway.

    You should also repair any corrupted Windows system files. Open Command Prompt as a administrator and execute following commands one at time.

    Code:
    Sfc  /Scannow

    Code:
    Dism  /Online  /Cleanup-image  /Restorehealth
    I don't think I'm going to go with this suggestion.
    Thanks nonetheless for offering it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Dec 2017 #4

    I understand if you don't want to install default apps but Sfc and Dism commands are use for repairing corrupted Windows system files soon or later you will be asked to run Sfc and Dism commands by other members.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #5

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    I understand if you don't want to install default apps but Sfc and Dism commands are use for repairing corrupted Windows system files soon or later you will asked to run Sfc and Dism commands by other members.
    If I run those command-line tools, they'll restore/fix/repair what I've done to disable Cortana.

    Thanks, but I'm not doing that just yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    29 Dec 2017 #6

    You might be interested in reading the following article: Add a custom color for taskbar to Windows 10 Settings app

    You can also set custom colors using Winaero Tweaker program.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #7

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    You might be interested in reading the following article: Add a custom color for taskbar to Windows 10 Settings app

    You can also set custom colors using Winaero Tweaker program.
    Thanks, don't need a Winaero install on my machine and I'm not going into the registry to change colors.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    29 Dec 2017 #8

    You don't have to install Winaero program it has a portable version.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Version 1709 (Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2017 #9

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    You don't have to install Winaero program it has a portable version.
    Yeah, that's okay.
    Thanks anyway.

    Perhaps a simple restart will fix this issue?
    Who knows, I haven't tried that yet.

    Edit: Restart didn't fix this issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    29 Dec 2017 #10

    You could try re-registering Settings:

    see
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    and search for Settings to find the relevant Powershell line.

    However there's no guarantee that will solve your problem. If not:
    a. Does this happen if you create a new user for test purposes?
    This is a significant test- if it doesn't work then, it's probably some form of Windows corruption, rather than specific to your user configuration, in which case if you wish to fix it, you'll need to do some form of Windows repair.
    b. Does this happen in Safe Mode?

    How did you disable Cortana?
    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    I don't use it, but don't find the need to disable it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Related Threads
Hey guys, This is my first post here!:) So, I've run into some trouble with Win 10. I was trying to totally black out my win10 and for that I had to install custom themes and stuff but I had an issue where some parts of the theme would revert back...
When selecting a custom color the taskbar does not change. So far the top bar on explorer and windows media center change, and so does google chrome. Just checked and the top bar on the settings app also does not change. Henry
How do I make my own custom color for the desktop background in W10? It was super easy in W7 and W8, but now doesn't seem to exist the way that it used to. I only see pre-existing color tiles (that aren't the color I want) in the Solid Color option...
Hello All, I have created a color profile using a colorimeter which I then set as default. However whenever I restart my laptop the profile reverts to the original Windows default. It's strange, because upon startup the screen is using my custom...
I followed this article which used registry editor to change color: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-custom-color-for-taskbar-windows-10 But for me it is not working properly, the color does not change and if changes, the start menu color does...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:20.
Find Us