Windows 10: S.M.A.C.C - Superfly's Mouse Assisted Color Chooser: Tutorial Needed Solved


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       22 Apr 2017 #1

    S.M.A.C.C - Superfly's Mouse Assisted Color Chooser: Tutorial Needed


    I've downloaded & tried to use SMACC & was able to change the color of the inactive title bar. However, I'm confused about some of the terms & can't seem to get things to stick.

    I want to change the Active Title Bar to Blue without changing anything else. The blue that I choose is Hue 160, Sat 240, Lum 120 & RGB 0, 0, 255. I then click OK, & File/Save Registry settings. But I don't know what the other options are for (see attachment).Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	131496That is what is AccentColor, ColorizationColor, & AccentColorInactive? When I write to the registry, nothing changes. If I click on AccentColor, change it to blue & save to the registry, the Title Bar color changes immediately. Then, I try to save it as a theme (when I try themepack, the message says I must have a wallpaper, which I don't, and asks if I want to save it as a file). But when I log out & log back in, everything is back the way it was.
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  2.    22 Apr 2017 #2

    That's Windows 10 for ya. It's not your Imagination. They won't ever stick. But you may enjoy some of the changes after a reboot for a short period of time.
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  3.    22 Apr 2017 #3

    @phrab
    Try dippin into the Registry and changing the values manually.

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    Change Color of Inactive Title Bar in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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       22 Apr 2017 #4

    Hi Edwin. Thanks for the reply. I've been able to change the color of the inactive title bar. It's the Active Title Bar that gives me trouble. I don't know what keys would have to be modified, except for AccentColorInactive because that was described in Change Color of Inactive Title Bar in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials . Besides, I assumed that Superfly's tweak merges changes into the registry & I don't know why that would differ if I did it directly.

    It would be nice if I could get a complete list of keys & values that go with each customization, but I haven't seen that anywhere.
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       23 Apr 2017 #5

    phrab said: View Post
    It would be nice if I could get a complete list of keys & values that go with each customization, but I haven't seen that anywhere.
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       23 Apr 2017 #7

    Thanks, Cliff. I see that. I just don't know what the actual key in the registry is called for each one of those. e.g. when I changed the InactiveTitleBar, it was HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\AccentColorInactive. I don't know what the others are called. Also, I'm not sure what the 3 options at the bottom of the SMACC dialog box do; i.e. AccentColor, ColorizationColor, etc. I click ActiveTitle, change the color & nothing seems to change. When I then click on ColorizationColor (or AccentColor) & change the color, it does change the title bar color (after writing to the registry). But it doesn't give me an unsaved theme to save, as far as I can tell. I'm not sure what steps to use.
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       23 Apr 2017 #8

    You need to save reg settings for accent color and AC inactive to take effect, and they will immediately, don't mess with coloration color, for all other settings, after saving to reg, you need to sign-out and back in, or restart.

    There is a thread for themes created by forum members here, it's long(mostly my fault as I tend to post my work in progress, but you might learn a little for by scanning through it, start about here: Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Page 53 - Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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       23 Apr 2017 #9

    Thanks, Cliff. I'll check it out & see what I'm doing wrong.
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