1.    19 Sep 2017 #1
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    Why are some of my pinned Start Menu icons blue?


    Hello. Thanks for helping in advance.

    So, I added Chrome and Firefox pinned to my start menu. However Firefox is blue while Chrome is the color gray which I set as my default color. What gives? Thanks!
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  2.    20 Sep 2017 #2
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    Do those Tiles change color when the programs are open? Could be that is a signal to make identification visually quick.
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  3.    21 Sep 2017 #3
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    no they do not
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  4.    21 Sep 2017 #4
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    It's up to the app authors to set the background for the app's tile/icon. The vast majority are transparent and will show whatever you choose as your default color, but it's not compulsory. Firefox chose to be different and use a solid blue, that's all.

    Microsoft have used solid color for some of their icons too. News is red, Xbox is green and the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is dark blue.
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  5.    21 Sep 2017 #5
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    wow that just sucks lol. thanks! now i know i cant do a darn thing about it

    i cant even believe it. i mean people like color schemes and this just ruins it
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  6.    21 Sep 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonightwetaco View Post
    wow that just sucks lol. thanks! now i know i cant do a darn thing about it

    i cant even believe it. i mean people like color schemes and this just ruins it
    Some applications apply their own Visual Elements along with a Manifest depicting the color. You would have to modify them yourself.

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  7.    21 Sep 2017 #7
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    thanks Edwin i appreciate it
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