Can't Change Custom Color

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  1. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
       #1

    Can't Change Custom Color


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

    Can't Change Custom Color-change_win_color.png

    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?
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  2. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #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
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  3. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    FreeBooter said:
    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.
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  4. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #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.
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  5. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    FreeBooter said:
    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.
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  6. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #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.
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  7. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    FreeBooter said:
    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.
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  8. Posts : 4,525
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    You don't have to install Winaero program it has a portable version.
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  9. Posts : 671
    Win 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1151)
    Thread Starter
       #9

    FreeBooter said:
    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.
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  10. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #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.
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