Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
  1.    25 Aug 2016 #31
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,345
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, if you have a look at, say, Wordpad, I can change its background (and hence many other areas) - in that sense dealing with explorer using Qttabbar filled in the gap.

    I use the well-known registry mod. (required since MS removed the relevant dialogue box present in Win 7). However, that colour is lost on resume from Sleep/Hibernation... but from Win 8 on I have used a trick I developed to deal with that.

    I don't use MS Office, but I seem to recall you need to use a setting within Word to change its background.

    So there can be 3 things to do:
    - the registry hack + a fix to keep colours on resuming
    - Qttabbar - explorer related windows incl Control Panel
    - Specific program options

    I also use Redshift GUI which I found works better than F.lux to soften colours for night-time use.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    25 Aug 2016 #32
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary

    Thank you dalchina for your reply, however how I said the "registry hack" doesn´t work in my Windows 10 PRO Anniversay, nothing happens
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    25 Aug 2016 #33
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,345
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    I know you said that. Are we talking about the same one?
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
    "Window"="250 250 177"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors]
    "Window"="250 250 177"
    There's mine for a pale yellow- it works for me.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2016-08-25 at 21.44.17.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	56.0 KB 
ID:	98154
    Could you post yours?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    25 Aug 2016 #34
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary

    dalsina, I reboot and then try again and it worked

    Also I have discovered a way to avoid the colores return to default after reboot: you must go to "Local Policy Editor" or something like that (sorry my Windows is in spanish) then go to User Configuration/Control Panel/Personalization then look for this entries and change to "enable":
    - Prevent changing color scheme (or something like that)
    - Prevent changing theme (or something like that)
    - Prevent changing color and personalization (or something like that)
    Here is an image of my system with the entries with a red dot.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Editor Directivas.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	157.5 KB 
ID:	98157
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    25 Aug 2016 #35
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,345
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Ok, good..

    My colours don't change on reboot.. no need to fiddle with gpedit. Sthg else is happening if yours do (which)?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    25 Aug 2016 #36
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary

    Sorry I don´t understand the last question.
    I was able to change the colors with the registry trick, however when I turn off or reboot the colors back to default (255, 255, 255), when I did the changes in the "Local Policy Editor" the colors don´t change.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    26 Aug 2016 #37
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,345
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Sorry - 'which?' = 'which colours?' but you're clearly referring to the ones changed by the reg. hack.

    Ok, are you reapplying a theme when you reboot?

    Try this: with the changed colour applied in normal mode, restart to Safe Mode.
    I see the colour applied there too.

    This should avoid anything that overrides your setting.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    26 Aug 2016 #38
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary

    No, the only thing that changed on reboot was the colors tweaked with the "registry trick" (background color of the apps like Word, Excel, etc.), however since I did the changes in the "Local Policy Editor" the colors never change again, problem solved.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    26 Aug 2016 #39
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,345
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Try sleep and resume from sleep if you would.. (wondering if your gpedit changes affect that).

    It should not be necessary to make those changes with gpedit.msc - something is changing those registry locations that isn't happening on mine. Anyway, glad you're happy with that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    26 Aug 2016 #40
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Anniversary

    Sleep and resume from sleep don´t change the colors.

    Thank you for your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Customization Change Desktop Background in Windows 10
How to Change your Desktop Background in Windows 10 Your desktop background (also called wallpaper) can be a picture from your personal collection or included with Windows, a solid color, or a slideshow playing selected pictures randomly on all...
Tutorials
Customization Change Lock Screen Background in Windows 10
How to Change your Lock Screen Background in Windows 10 The lock screen is the screen you see at startup and when you lock the PC. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to be able to see the sign in screen and sign in to Windows. Your lock...
Tutorials
Windows Phone Change Start Background on Windows 10 Mobile Phone
How to Change Start Background on your Windows 10 Mobile Phone This tutorial will show you how to choose a Start background to show as a tile image, full image, or no image on your Windows 10 Mobile phone. EXAMPLE: None, Tile, and Full...
Tutorials
Browsers & Email Change Mail app Background Picture in Windows 10
How to Change Background Picture of Mail app in Windows 10 Windows 10 comes with a new Mail app. The new Mail app brings improved performance and a familiar three-pane email UI, with a toggle to quickly move between your email and calendar. Mail...
Tutorials
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Š Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:11.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums