Can't change taskbar color Solved

  1. tcebob's Avatar
    Posts : 474
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
       #1

    Can't change taskbar color


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Color.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	239523

    I just cold reinstalled 1903 18362.175 from USB via Media Creation Tool because of insufferable errors in the version I had upgraded to. For the foreseeable future I'll be reinstalling programs and trying to tame the interface. The taskbar, which I had a nice dark green, is now white. So I went to Settings/Colors and selected the green. As on the screenshot, the Title bars and borders were easily changed but the taskbar is greyed out and not responsive. What's going on?

    I also attempted to add Classic Shell and the more recent Open Shell. Neither worked. The Start button graphic showed OK but was inoperable. Classic shell used to have a color choice for the taskbar but it's missing now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    tcebob said: View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Color.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	239523

    I just cold reinstalled 1903 18362.175 from USB via Media Creation Tool because of insufferable errors in the version I had upgraded to. For the foreseeable future I'll be reinstalling programs and trying to tame the interface. The taskbar, which I had a nice dark green, is now white. So I went to Settings/Colors and selected the green. As on the screenshot, the Title bars and borders were easily changed but the taskbar is greyed out and not responsive. What's going on?

    I also attempted to add Classic Shell and the more recent Open Shell. Neither worked. The Start button graphic showed OK but was inoperable. Classic shell used to have a color choice for the taskbar but it's missing now.
    You have to switch to Dark Theme.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,605
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    tcebob said: View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Color.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	239523
    ... As on the screenshot, the Title bars and borders were easily changed but the taskbar is greyed out and not responsive. What's going on?
    Edwin said: View Post
    You have to switch to Dark Theme.
    No, must be something else. I don't use the Dark Theme but the taskbar setting isn't greyed out in my 1903.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	28 
Size:	3.9 KB 
ID:	239528

    Edit: Ah, got it. It's not called the Dark Theme, it's the 'default Windows mode' that must be set to dark.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	29 
Size:	3.0 KB 
ID:	239529
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4. tcebob's Avatar
    Posts : 474
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145
    Thread Starter
       #4

    After a bit of fudging -- it worked!

    Editorial: Why is it so obscure to do the simplest things in Windows? You have to stumble around or find a couple of really bright folks like Bree and Edwin. Thanks, guys!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    #5

    White taskbar after 1903 update


    Bree said: View Post
    No, must be something else. I don't use the Dark Theme but the taskbar setting isn't greyed out in my 1903.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	28 
Size:	3.9 KB 
ID:	239528

    Edit: Ah, got it. It's not called the Dark Theme, it's the 'default Windows mode' that must be set to dark.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	29 
Size:	3.0 KB 
ID:	239529
    I can't check the 'Start, Taskbar, Action center' box in light mode.
    It works in Dark. I don't want dark.
    Where can I find the 'Default Windows Mode'?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,605
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    Donner11 said: View Post
    Where can I find the 'Default Windows Mode'?
    The 'Default Windows mode' is in Settings > Personalization > Colors. The Windows mode just applies to the Start menu and taskbar bacgrounds, as shown in the preview image.

    Dark

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	292.7 KB 
ID:	240008

    Light

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	286.2 KB 
ID:	240009
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7.    #7

    I'm in the US. My system is different. And 'Color' is not 'Colour' on mine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,605
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    Donner11 said: View Post
    I'm in the US. My system is different. And 'Color' is not 'Colour' on mine.
    Yes, I noticed you are in the US and used the US spellings in my reply, but drew the line at changing my system language before making the screenshots

    It's not the language that make your system look different, it's the version. You must be on version 1809 (or earlier), my screenshots are from version 1903. The OP was using 1903 and it was this new 'Default Windows mode' setting that was causing them problems.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    #9

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, I noticed you are in the US and used the US spellings in my reply, but drew the line at changing my system language before making the screenshots

    It's not the language that make your system look different, it's the version. You must be on version 1809 (or earlier), my screenshots are from version 1903. The OP was using 1903 and it was this new 'Default Windows mode' setting that was causing them problems.
    I am in 1903, newest update. Did not have the problem until today when I turned it on.
    I can't take a screen shot, won't let me on that page.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,605
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    Donner11 said: View Post
    I am in 1903, newest update. Did not have the problem until today when I turned it on.
    I can't take a screen shot, won't let me on that page.
    Sounds like you may have deeper problem then. Try running SFC /ScanNow, if that finds issues it cannot fix, then try DISM's RestoreHealth option. You may need to use each several time to fix all issues, restarting between each. See these tutorials...

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10

    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
MY WIN 10 keeps change the color I CHOOSE of the taskbar and see no way to MAKE IT STOP. IT PICKS THE MOST TERRIBLE GREEN/YELLOW. HOW DO I FREEZE THE COLOR. AND Win 7 had wonderful COLOR options. In win 10, I downloaded some themes from the...
In an old thread this question was asked and the response labeled "partially solved". I disagree; the advice given (to go to "personalization" and turn "show color on Start, Task bar, action center and title bar" to "on" and pick a color) does not...
Solved Change Taskbar color ..? in General Support
Hi All How do I change task bar color .. no it's all black .. Thanks 31639
There's no way, i can't change the taskbar color and i need help. No matter if i go to Settings - Colors and change the options, it keeps showing me a white ugly taskbar. Please, this is the only problem i've found in my w10 installation. Here...
Before upgrading to Windows 10 (I had 8.1), my taskbar was a transparent white. When I upgraded, it was the default black color. For some reason, even if I change the color in Personalize, it stays gray. I want it to be white. How can I fix this?
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.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49.
Find Us