1.    22 Jan 2017 #1
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    How to change accent color?


    Hi Forum

    I read on the internet that you can add your own custom accent color thru the registry. I did that but it didn't change my accents in the start menu or on the log off screen. I was wondering is there any other way of changing or forcing windows to accept your custom accent color? The custom color I want is black. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2.    22 Jan 2017 #2
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    Black might be confusing in Safe Mode 'cos the background is black.
    Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 10
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  3.    22 Jan 2017 #3
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    There's just too many areas where it becomes impractical, the system just won't allow it;
    'bout as close as you can get:

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  4.    23 Jan 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There's just too many areas where it becomes impractical, the system just won't allow it;
    'bout as close as you can get:

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    Hi Edwin !

    That is exactly what I want. All those accents in the start menu to turn that color... and the log off screen too. May you please tell me how did you do that?
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  5.    23 Jan 2017 #5
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    @D0M1N13

    Windows 10 Color Control: HERE

    Choose whatever color you want. (Choose both on W10CC but turn the two off in Settings, you'll see why if you play around with it!)

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  6.    23 Jan 2017 #6
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    @Edwin

    Thank you so much ! That color that you have, well that dark gray, but its as good as it will get. The aesthetics fits perfectly for my Black Windows theme... so loving it. Again thank you ! I heard that with the new Creators Update Microsoft will be releasing in a couple of months, there will be more accent colors added, but probably black won't be on the list, just guessing. But will have to wait and find out.
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  7.    23 Jan 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0M1N13 View Post
    @Edwin

    Thank you so much ! That color that you have, well that dark gray, but its as good as it will get. The aesthetics fits perfectly for my Black Windows theme... so loving it. Again thank you ! I heard that with the new Creators Update Microsoft will be releasing in a couple of months, there will be more accent colors added, but probably black won't be on the list, just guessing. But will have to wait and find out.
    It's actually present in IP Build 15014, but you may have to force it...

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile
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  8.    23 Jan 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    It's actually present in IP Build 15014, but you may have to force it...

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile
    Thanks for the heads up !
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