Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10  

    Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10

    Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10

    How to Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    14 Jul 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10

    warning   Warning
    This tutorial will no longer work starting with Windows 10 version 1903.

    information   Information
    Searching in Cortana on your taskbar makes it easier for you to search the web and Windows.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15014, you can change the Cortana search box text color to black or white.

    This tutorial will how you how to change the Cortana search box text color to black or white for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The downloadable .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\0\SearchBoxTransparencyTextLight
    
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\1\SearchBoxTransparencyTextLight

    Value DWORD

    0 = Black search box text color (default)
    1 = White search box text color


    EXAMPLE: Black and white text color in Cortana search box on taskbar
    Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10-black_cortana_search_box_text.png
    Change Cortana Search Box Text Color in Windows 10-white_cortana_search_box_text.png



    Here's How:

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


     2. To Change Cortana Search Box Text Color to Black

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

    Black_Cortana_search_box_text_color.bat

    Download


     3. To Change Cortana Search Box Text Color to White

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

    White_Cortana_search_box_text_color.bat

    Download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Run the .bat file.

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

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #1

    Good one @Brink!

    I noticed also, if you do 'bold' Menus, it'll take up there.
    Menus Text Size - Change in Windows 10

    (Also: Change Search Box Transparency)
    (.bat files are real handy!!!)

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    Last edited by Brink; 20 Jan 2017 at 19:06. Reason: link
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  2. Posts : 64,571
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       #2
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  3. Posts : 7
    W10
       #3

    Hello, the thread says This tutorial will no longer work starting with Windows 10 version 1903, I have version 1909 so it appears that this "fix" won't work. My issue/request is that the "Type here to search" box is white and the text that I type into the box is also white so I would like to know how to change the text in the Type here to search box. Does anyone have a more up to date solution that you can offer?
    Thank you
    Bob
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