Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color in Windows

    Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color in Windows

    How to Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color in Windows

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    25 Mar 2017 Last Updated: 25 Mar 2017 at 15:16

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    How to Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color in Windows

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    You can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your image files in a variety of ways, print, order prints, attach pictures to an e‑mail message, burn, or open photos in another app on your PC.

    If you like, you can change the default background color in Windows Photo Viewer.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer to any color for your account in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Background color in Windows Photo Viewer
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    Here's How:

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

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Viewer

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    3. In the right pane of the Viewer key, double click/tap on the BackgroundColor DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)
    Note   Note
    If you do not have a BackgroundColor DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty space in the right pane of the Viewer key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type BackgroundColor for the name, and press Enter.


    4. Select (dot) Hexadecimal, type FF along with the RGB value (ex: "000000") of the color (ex: black) you want from the table at the Microsoft links below, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    For example:

    The RGB value number for the color Black from the links above is 000000.

    You would enter: FF000000

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    5. Open an image with Windows Photo Viewer to see your change.

    6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    26 Mar 2017 #1
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    Nice! Hope the Win32 Windows Explorer/File Explorer got the similar hidden setting!
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  2.    26 Mar 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltimateGTR View Post
    Nice! Hope the Win32 Windows Explorer/File Explorer got the similar hidden setting!
    Not quite!
    However, you could create a shortcut and invoke 'Universal File Explorer', which has the dark theme option.

    Create File Explorer UWP app Shortcut in Windows 10

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  3.    26 Mar 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Not quite!
    However, you could create a shortcut and invoke 'Universal File Explorer', which has the dark theme option.

    Create File Explorer UWP app Shortcut in Windows 10

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    Thanks but I prefer the counterpart written in Win32 more, sadly they rarely improve the Win32 aspect in Windows nowadays.
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