Taskbar Color Change


  1. Posts : 21
    Firefox
       #1

    Taskbar Color Change


    I did a W10 update yesterday. (W10, Version 2004. OS Build 19041.450) It changed the look of a lot of things on my computer in small ways. Have been able to address most, if not all, of those except my taskbar changed from black to white. Every time I try and change the color of the taskbar back to black, the action changes the background color of things like my chosen search engine, (DuckDuckGo) Action Center and lists I have in files to black also. The only thing I'm trying to change to black is the taskbar.

    To change the color of the taskbar, I go to Start>Settings>Personalization>Colors> then I choose Dark>and check Automatically pick an accent color from my background. Then I check Start, Taskbar and Action Center to designate what I want dark. Then when I go to my search engine or files, the backgrounds are dark and I can't find a way to change them back to white without affecting the taskbar.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    I got my Taskbar as dark using this in right-click of the desktop, Personalize, Colors:
    Taskbar Color Change-image.png

    I've since added a Theme with did not change my settings.
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  3. Posts : 21
    Firefox
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I've done that............except I don't get the Default App Mode option.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    ChrisC said:
    I've done that............except I don't get the Default App Mode option.
    Did you set all of those specific settings under Colors in the screenshot above?

    Change Default App and Windows Mode to Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10


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  5. Posts : 21
    Firefox
    Thread Starter
       #5

    BINGO!!!!! That solved the problem. Thanks. On your #2 I was choosing Dark instead of Custom. Thank you.
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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       #6

    You're welcome.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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  8. Posts : 8
    winbdows 10
       #8

    still jacked up.


    Why does windows make simple things so polluted?

    I have my task bar, start and background color correct but all of the backgrounds "This PC" are eye burning bright white.
    If I change the "choose your color" back to dark all of the "PC" windows are now black but with baby blue with white text.

    I have been messing with it for hours and it has to be the dumbest interface. Maybe it is very customizable but what a headache.

    Also,, I was going to just choose a contrast theme but is messes up my brokerage account colors (red/green etc.) Can not find an easy way to omit the them from other programs.

    Is there a third party software that makes this more easily used

    Taskbar Color Change-10a.jpg
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