How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area

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  1. Posts : 23
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area


    That rectangle of hidden icons in the notification area...It is white and hard to see some icons.
    I would like to make that area a bit darker to see the icons more easily.
    Anyone know why it's white and how to change it?

    Any advice will be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Vanessalf said:
    That rectangle of hidden icons in the notification area...It is white and hard to see some icons.
    I would like to make that area a bit darker to see the icons more easily.
    Anyone know why it's white and how to change it?

    Any advice will be appreciated.
    Do you have Light or Dark theme running?

    If you are running Light theme, the icons should contrast to black...
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  3. Posts : 23
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I haven't run across a Light or Dark in Windows 10.
    I use a theme. I can change the theme but the hidden icon window is still white.
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  4. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #4

    This is the view with Windows set to Dark Mode.


    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-0410-notifications-window.jpg
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  5. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #5

    Vanessalf said:
    I haven't run across a Light or Dark in Windows 10.
    I use a theme. I can change the theme but the hidden icon window is still white.

    Have a look here. Search Dark mode from the taskbar search.

    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-0410-search-dark-theme.jpg

    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-0410-dark-theme-setting.jpg
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  6. Posts : 23
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm using Classic Shell and Translucent TB.
    My theme has a tan taskbar and headers.
    Like this:
    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-capture.png

    But the notifications thing stays white.
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  7. Posts : 24,550
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    I like my apps to be light themed, but my Taskbar to be dark themed. I have Settings > Personalisation > Colours set like this....

    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-image.png

    It's the Default Windows mode that controls the background of the 'Hidden icons' popup. Mine looks like this.

    How To Add Color To Hidden Notification Area-image.png
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  8. Posts : 23
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #8

    W10 Tweaker, you are the one! I'm so excited I can hardly type!
    As soon as I set it to dark mode I could the hidden notifications turned dark so I can now easily see it.
    But ALSO, The "Start, TaskBar, and Action Center" had always been grayed out.
    After I chose Dark THEN I could tick on the Start, TaskBar, and Action Center and it changed to the tan theme color.
    Thank you!
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  9. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #9

    Vanessalf said:
    W10 Tweaker, you are the one! I'm so excited I can hardly type!
    As soon as I set it to dark mode I could the hidden notifications turned dark so I can now easily see it.
    But ALSO, The "Start, TaskBar, and Action Center" had always been grayed out.
    After I chose Dark THEN I could tick on the Start, TaskBar, and Action Center and it changed to the tan theme color.
    Thank you!

    Thanks Vanessalf, you are most welcome. If you search the forum, you will find many display theme tips.

    And, welcome to Ten Forums.



    PS; I also use Dark Reader to save my eyes and add to battery run time.
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  10. Posts : 23
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19042 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I never knew there was such a thing but I have Dark Reader now.
    I like your style!
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