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  1.    24 Mar 2016 #1
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    Gray background active windows - does it exist yet?


    The bright-white folder background is awful in Window10. Unlike Windows 7, we could change the color of folder backgrounds to gray.

    Is there finally an option to do this as of March 24, 2016 in Windows 10 home premium?
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  2.    24 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mousegolf View Post
    The bright-white folder background is awful in Window10. Unlike Windows 7, we could change the color of folder backgrounds to gray.

    Is there finally an option to do this as of March 24, 2016 in Windows 10 home premium?
    You could try the following.
    Click on 3 dots (top right hand corner,) then Settings.
    Choose a theme...Dark....further down under Reading, change also to Dark.
    If Reading view is showing (Left of star top right corner) click on it.
    This also removes all adds and other distractions.
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  3.    24 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    You could try the following.
    Click on 3 dots (top right hand corner,) then Settings.
    Choose a theme...Dark....further down under Reading, change also to Dark.
    If Reading view is showing (Left of star top right corner) click on it.
    This also removes all adds and other distractions.
    Thanks. But I have tried everything there is on the Internet so far. What I am asking is there a patch by Microsoft or a third party app that will allow us to easily change the background of our File Explorer in Widows to Gray or whatever other color someone might like.

    Personally I don't like the Black Black themes. If you look at the border around this post it's gray. That's the color the windows, when active, that I want to accomplish without Registry Hacks.
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  4.    24 Mar 2016 #4
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    Open Settings, Personalization, Background, Solid Colour....where you can choose any colour you want.
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  5.    24 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Open Settings, Personalization, Background, Solid Colour....where you can choose any colour you want.
    You are talking about Windows Desktop Background colors. I am talking about File Explorer (Folder) background colors. This is how it looks in Windows 7. This is what I want it to be in Windows 10.


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    You have tried twice, thank you. Now please do not post another suggestion. Allow another user who knows the answer to post a reply.
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  6.    24 Mar 2016 #6
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    Instead of criticising someone try to help, you should choose your wording carefully,
    Your request colours round File Explorer.
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  7.    24 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by mousegolf View Post
    The bright-white folder background is awful in Window10. Unlike Windows 7, we could change the color of folder backgrounds to gray.

    Is there finally an option to do this as of March 24, 2016 in Windows 10 home premium?
    Quote Originally Posted by mousegolf View Post
    You are talking about Windows Desktop Background colors. I am talking about File Explorer (Folder) background colors. This is how it looks in Windows 7. This is what I want it to be in Windows 10.


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    You have tried twice, thank you. Now please do not post another suggestion. Allow another user who knows the answer to post a reply.
    Hi mousegolf.
    We have a theme thread and some of the guys are really good at changing colors around the system. Of course, there are some areas that are like "snap-ins" and are fixed, but you'll see in their themes, you can accomplish a lot.
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums

    The list is in the first post. Hope that helps.

    EDIT: You can see an example here:
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Page 164 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    24 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Instead of criticising someone try to help, you should choose your wording carefully,
    Your request colours round File Explorer.
    If you read my first sentence I said "thank you" then asked you to "please" not reply again.
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  9.    24 Mar 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Hi mousegolf.
    We have a theme thread and some of the guys are really good at changing colors around the system. Of course, there are some areas that are like "snap-ins" and are fixed, but you'll see in their themes, you can accomplish a lot.
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums

    The list is in the first post. Hope that helps.

    EDIT: You can see an example here:
    Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Page 164 - Windows 10 Forums

    Thank you simrick. You were helpful.
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  10.    24 Mar 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by mousegolf View Post
    Thank you simrick. You were helpful.
    You're quite welcome. I hope you can accomplish something with the help of the theme team!
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