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    Turn On or Off Show Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    09 Mar 2021
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10


    When you change the accent color in Windows 10, it will change the color of your Start menu accents, Start button, taskbar, title bars, window borders, buttons, text, Settings accents, sign-in screen accents, and Action Center accents by default.

    If you turn on show accent color on title bars and window borders, your selected accent color will show on the title bar and borders of the active window. The tile bars and borders of inactive windows will be a faded version of your accent color.

    If you turn off show accent color on title bars and window borders, all title bars and window borders will only show with the default white color instead of your selected accent color.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the accent color on title bars and window borders without affecting the color on Start, taskbar, and action center for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders using a BAT file



    EXAMPLE: Show accent color on title bars and window borders turned on and off
    Turn On or Off Show Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10-show_color_on_title_bars_and_window_borders-.jpg Turn On or Off Show Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10-show_color_on_title_bars_and_window_borders-off.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders in Settings


    1Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2 Click/tap on Colors on the left side, and check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Title bars and window borders under Show accent color on the following surfaces on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Show Color on Title Bars and Borders in Windows 10-show_color_on_title_bars_and_window_borders.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders using a BAT file


    The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

    ColorPrevalence DWORD

    0 = Turn off show color on title bar
    1 = Turn on show color on title bar


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Turn On Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Show_accent_color_on_Title_bars_and_borders.bat

    Download


    3 To Turn Off Show Accent Color on Title Bars and Window Borders

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Show_accent_color_on_Title_bars_and_borders.bat

    Download


    4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5 Unblock the .bat file.

    6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .bat file to run it.

    7 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 173
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    I was using aerolite theme. I tried disable/enable this multiple times but it doesn't work : perhaps it's a conflict with another tweak from this "appearence" section..? Annoying anyways..!! If you have an idea of what could do this, please tell me!
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  2. Posts : 173
    Windows 10 x64
       #2

    I've installed Windows 10 again (on a VM) and did that straight : it does NOT work. My version is a clean one, i don't get it..!! I made sure i read well the tutorial and follow it's lines.. Also surprised i'm 1st one to post in this thread..
    Last edited by unko; 10 Dec 2015 at 17:40.
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  3. Posts : 68,348
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello unko, :)

    I just tested this again to see if anything may have changed, and it's still working fine for me as is in the tutorial.

    What build of Windows 10 are you running?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
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  4. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #4

    Here i thought this was going to be an added feature on build 10586, but still need to use a .bat file to do so.
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  5. Posts : 68,348
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    jds63 said:
    Here i thought this was going to be an added feature on build 10586, but still need to use a .bat file to do so.
    It had been like in the tutorial below, but it's a global setting for Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    This tutorial will let you turn on/off the color for only the title bar instead. :)
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  6. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #6

    Brink said:
    It had been like in the tutorial below, but it's a global setting for Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    This tutorial will let you turn on/off the color for only the title bar instead. :)
    Give it a try, but i believe it looks like same tutorial i have tried in the past, dated May 2015, thanks
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  7. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
       #7

    O.k. it works on this build now, thanks Brink
    From here https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  8. Posts : 68,348
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome. :)
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  9. Posts : 173
    Windows 10 x64
       #9

    I have build 10240
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