Accent color bug in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
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       #11

    You may find this tweak utility easier to use: under Others, 'Testing version....'. on this page

    Aero Glass for Win8+

    Written to support Aeroglass (translucency), the tool is effective without that.
    In these examples I've not bothered to disable Aeroglass.


    Examples:
    1. Initial case
    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-initial-aeroglass.jpg

    2. Tweaked inactive title bar

    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-aeroglassgui-before-restart.jpg

    3. After restart - same.
    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-aeroglass-gui-after-restart.jpg

    4. Relevant part of tool
    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-2.jpg

    Note the tool also offers a caption colour change- this seems to work in some cases.
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  2. Posts : 724
    Windows 10 Home - Version 2004 - Build 19041.450
    Thread Starter
       #12

    ok, I'm going to give that a try soon..

    I did look through the color settings in registries and they seem all the same btwn 1803 and 1809...

    I'm curious.. the "accent color".. is there a section of registry that controls that and the colors it assigns (to title bar - including FF menu bars normally - start, action center, taskbar etc)?
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #13

    Hi, you can find out what changes in the registry when you make a change using a free tool - Regshot
    Run it, click 1st shot, wait...wait... (3 mins maybe)
    When it's ready, make your change.
    Then click 2nd shot, wait...
    When ready, click compare.
    Browser shows changes, categorised.

    Best to have little activity when trying this to reduce report, which is normally about 1 page.
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  4. Posts : 724
    Windows 10 Home - Version 2004 - Build 19041.450
    Thread Starter
       #14

    dalchina said:
    Hi, you can find out what changes in the registry when you make a change using a free tool - Regshot
    Run it, click 1st shot, wait...wait... (3 mins maybe)
    When it's ready, make your change.
    Then click 2nd shot, wait...
    When ready, click compare.
    Browser shows changes, categorised.

    Best to have little activity when trying this to reduce report, which is normally about 1 page.
    Ok I'll check that out... thank you.
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  5. Posts : 724
    Windows 10 Home - Version 2004 - Build 19041.450
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I tried the aeroglass tool (from others etc) run as admin and same thing.. changes it temporarily.. if I sign out/in it is back to the dark blue.

    I think I'm going to explore what's going on in the registry over next few days and see if there is something I can find different. It would be great if I could have it behave like 1803 and earlier this way FF is colored the same too.

    If not I think maybe I'll get help with user chrome code for FF. I can make the menubar and tab bar light blue..with code I found.. the exact hex color.. but the menubar text and tab text stay white (as if it is still acting like the color is the dark blue hence the need for white to see it). Have to find code that colors that text black. I can do a trick and put any theme there In FF and then use the userchrome file and the theme seems to lend black coloring to the text of the menubar, tab text etc but I'd like to not use a theme since it changes FF launch behavior slightly.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #16

    I tried the aeroglass tool (from others etc) run as admin and same thing.. changes it temporarily.. if I sign out/in it is back to the dark blue.
    This suggests you have another Windows setting that overrides that. I've clearly demonstrated it's possible to make the change and keep it. The question is then - which setting.
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  7. Posts : 724
    Windows 10 Home - Version 2004 - Build 19041.450
    Thread Starter
       #17

    What are your settings like here:

    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-one.png

    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-two.png

    I tried it like that and in various combinations and it doesn't seem to matter in terms of tool setting not sticking though deselecting title bar makes it white.

    Anyway, I think I'm going to explore registry as I have time and see if I can find something different since having FF behave similarly would be great in addition to title bars.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #18

    FF is non-standard so is one of many possible exceptions.
    Maybe:
    https://www.askvg.com/tip-get-colore...in-windows-10/

    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-2018-12-22_09-35-41.png

    Change Title Bar Text Color in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 724
    Windows 10 Home - Version 2004 - Build 19041.450
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Yeah .. must be some other setting that overrides I guess...

    Btw I did make a feedback post about this accent color issue: Feedback Hub - Windows Insider

    Ok, I'll try and see if I can find out more with the registry tool as I have time over the next week or so.

    Added: I'm also going to look at the FF/userchrome stuff as well.

    Thanks again for all your help.
    Last edited by tomseys; 22 Dec 2018 at 05:22.
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  10. KeithM's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #20

    I don't think HKCU\Control Panel\Colors has much effect on anything anymore.

    Set your desired Taskbar/Start/Link colors via settings as usual, then open Regedit and navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
    The value named 'AccentColor' controls the Title Bar colors. Also, you can create a value named 'AccentColorInactive' and this will give inactive title bars a color other than white:
    Accent color bug  in 1809 and how to set title bar color manually-screenshot-295-.png

    The values are DWORD with format of ??BBGGRR
    ?? = Transparency?
    BB = Blue value
    GG = Green value
    RR = Red value

    Keith
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