1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Australia
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Aug 2015 #1

    How to change text color on Taskbar buttons?


    Is it possible to change the color of text on the Taskbar buttons? It is unreadable as black text on a very dark background.

    Thanks to various tutorials and threads in TenForums, and the Winaero Tweaker program, I now have all the other UI colors in Windows 10 looking how I want with a customized theme.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 30
    win 10
       11 Aug 2015 #2

    Have you figured out how to change the background color on File Explorer from that awful White??
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Australia
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Aug 2015 #3

    Unfortunately not. In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors , the "Window" setting affects the paper background of many programs, but not File Explorer.

    Like many colors in Windows 10, it must be hard coded into an exe or dll file, rather than reading any of your settings - which I think is lazy programming as well as very inconsiderate to users.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       12 Apr 2016 #4

    I figured out how to change the taskbar text to white, which is what I came here hoping to find.

    Go to personalization in the control panel and switch to the default theme called Windows. The text will be white. Then switch the background and color back to whatever they were before, and the text should stay white.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 68
    Windows 10 x64
       13 Apr 2016 #5

    I have the same problem here. Many things are saved in the theme coming from the upgrade. There must be somewhere in the registry where we can change the taskbar text back to white ?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Oct 2016 #6

    Thank you Thank you! Two Windows 10 updates in the last two days created black text on a black taskbar background! Yours was the ONLY solution - otherwise you got "No, it can't be done!" Thanks a heap for going the extra step and reporting back on your success!

    Dright said: View Post
    I figured out how to change the taskbar text to white, which is what I came here hoping to find.

    Go to personalization in the control panel and switch to the default theme called Windows. The text will be white. Then switch the background and color back to whatever they were before, and the text should stay white.
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