A comprehensive guide on how to change title bar color on Windows 11
Would you like to get a more personalized user experience whenever you make use of your Windows device? If yes, then you are in luck as Windows has improved its features to include a way to change the Windows 11 title bar color.
This feature is quite useful as it brings life to your work and you no longer have to settle for boring white or black default colors. You will be able to choose custom colors for both active and inactive title bars, and in this guide, we will show you how to properly do this.
1. Set the color for an active title bar
With Windows 11, you may select an accent color for the active title bar from a palette. To apply the chosen color to software windows, you simply need to enable the built-in Show accent color option in Settings. The following are the procedures to change the color of the active title bar in Windows 11.
- Right-click on any free area on your desktop and choose Personalise.
- Select the Colors option.
- Choose the Accent Color to look at the palette.
- Turn on the toggle for Show accent color on title bars and windows borders.
- Next, choose Manual in the Accent Color drop-down menu.
- Pick any color of your choice from the colors palette to change your Windows 11 title bar color.
2. Set the color for an inactive title bar
Background windows that are currently not in use have inactive title bars. Because Windows 11 does not have a built-in mechanism for doing this, changing the color of inactive title bars is a little more difficult. However, you can manually change a registry key in the ways described below to apply a color to inactive title bars.
- Firstly, you should set a color for an active title bar as shown above because you will need to copy the code for that color in the Registry Editor.
- Once you have done this, hold Windows + R to open the Run dialogue, type regedit in the text field, and hit Enter.
- Next, navigate to the path below.
- Right-click on the DWM key, select New and pick DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Type AccentColorInactive in the DWORD’s text box.
- Now, double-click the AccentColor DWORD, including the code for the active title bar color you selected for step one.
- Copy the code in the Value data box using Ctrl +C.
- Close the AccentColor DWORD’s Value data box by clicking OK.
- Double-click the AccentColorInactive DWORD you newly added, click inside the Value box, and press Ctrl + V to paste the code you copied earlier, then close the registry editor.
- Return to Settings, launch the accent color palette, and choose a different color for the active title bar.
This guide has been able to break down the steps and processes to successfully change the Windows 11 title bar color. We hope that the information mentioned in this article was helpful to you. Reach out to us for further questions via the comment section below.
Also, check out this linked article to learn about another color management tool and how to fix its error.