How to change title bar colors (Title Bar) doesn't work in Windows 10

How to change title bar colors (Title Bar) doesn't work in Windows 10

When you change color in Windows 10, it changes the accent color in Start menu, Start button, taskbar, title bar, window border, button, text, accent color in Settings, login screen and Action Center.

However, that doesn’t change the title bar’s color in inactive windows, leaving it white. This guide will show you how to change the color of the inactive title bar in Windows 10.

Note:

You must have Show color on title bar enabled to be able to change the color of the inactive title bar .

How to change title bar colors (Title Bar) doesn’t work in Windows 10

Here’s how to do it:

1. Press Win + R to open Run , type regedit into Run and click OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Browse to the key below in Registry Editor.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsDWM
Browse to the above key

3. In the right pane of the DWM key, double-click on DWORD AccentColorInactive to modify it.

If you don’t have the AccentColorInactive DWORD, right-click an empty area in the right pane of the DWM key, click New> DWORD (32-bit) Value , type AccentColorInactive and press Enter.

If you want to undo this and restore the default inactive title bar color, remove DWORD AccentColorInactive , click Yes to confirm and go to step 5 below.

4. Enter the BGR hex number (eg 696969) for the color (eg gray / gray smoke) you want in the palette below and click OK.

Enter the BGR hex number corresponding to the color you want

To get a BGR hex number, you will need to invert the first two characters and the last two characters of RGB in the palette below.

Color board

Example with aquamarine color (ocean blue):

  • RGB (RRGGBB) in palette = 7FFFD4
  • BGR (BBGGRR) you will enter = D4FF7F

5. When finished, close Registry Editor.

See more:

  • How to automatically change the Windows 10 taskbar color
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