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    Change Title Bar Text Color in Windows 10

    How to Change Title Bar Text Color in Windows 10
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    21 Mar 2017
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    How to Change Title Bar Text Color in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Title bar text of open windows will have a separate color for active and inactive windows.

    An active window is the current open window you have selected. It's title bar text color will be the full color of the color you set.

    An inactive window is any other open window that you do not currently have selected. It's title bar text color will be a faded version of the color you set.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the color of the active and inactive title bar text color in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The title bar text colors you set will only be applied to your current theme. If you change your theme, it will also change the title bar text color to what you have set for the selected theme.

    You will need to turn off Show color on title bar for your title bar text color to show in File Explorer. If you like, you can use an Aerolite theme to have color on the title bar instead.


    EXAMPLE: Active and Inactive Title Bar Text Color
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Browse to the key located below in Registry Editor. (see screenshots below steps step 4 and step 5)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors


    3. Do step 4 (active) and/or step 5 (inactive) below for the title bar text color you want to change.


     4. To Change Active Title Bar Text Color

    A) In the right pane of the Colors key, double click/tap on the TitleText string value to modify it, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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     5. To Change Inactive Title Bar Text Color

    A) In the right pane of the Colors key, double click/tap on the InactiveTitleText string value to modify it, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Enter the 3 Red Green Blue (ex: 215 215 0) numbers for the color (ex: gold) you want in the color table below, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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    (click on color table image below until full size to see better)
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    7. Close Registry Editor.

    8. Sign out and sign in to apply.

    9. You may need to repeat this tutorial until you find colors that looks good to you.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       07 Nov 2015 #1

    Good one Shawn. and for the record here are a couple of examples folks

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  2. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       08 Nov 2015 #2

    @Brink,
    Shawn, one thing I forgot to mention; this only works for the current theme(they should save it if they want to go back).
    If the theme is changed(Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization) they will have to redo it(of course if they want another color too).
    But it isn't for all accounts and not for all themes(changing the taskbar and window colors is no problem, it's changing themes I'm talking about)
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  3. Posts : 20,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       08 Nov 2015 #3

    Hey Cliff,

    I was just noticing that as well. I added a note to help make folks aware.
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  4. Posts : 14,928
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       08 Nov 2015 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Cliff,

    I was just noticing that as well. I added a note to help make folks aware.
    Yup I had just thought of it while helping someone who wants the highlight color set to gray.
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  5. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Pro 15063.332
       09 Nov 2015 #5

    I have noticed that something else is also at play with title bar text color. If I choose automatic color my title bar text color is always black. I have also noticed that when first choosing a single color that title bar text color will be set automatically to white or black depending upon the single color chosen. I have no clue what is a play here or what determines the initial title bar text color setting to black or white.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    13 Nov 2015 #6

    Greetings from Holy Jerusalem
    After complete study of the hint, I reached to what I need
    Many thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    26 Nov 2015 #7

    Greetings from Holy Jerusalem
    what I did to change is to go to registry editor " BE CAREFUL DON'T MISS IN THERE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING,TAKE BACKUP "
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and I changed the data color RGB to the color you want
    I hope that will help, it did for me
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    28 Nov 2015 #8

    This is not working anymore if using Windows 10 Version 1511... Does anyone have a clue why??
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  9. Posts : 20,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       28 Nov 2015 #9

    geheim said: View Post
    This is not working anymore if using Windows 10 Version 1511... Does anyone have a clue why??
    Hello geheim,

    It still working fine for me.

    Did you sign out and sign in to apply?

    If you change your theme afterwards, it will change this to whatever the new theme is using instead.

    If you sync themes, then it may get changed if your theme was synced with another one.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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