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Change the Color Settings in Windows 10- Tutorial

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Change the Color Settings in Windows 10: Overview

            To change the colors for your device, open the “Settings” window and click the “Personalization” button in the middle of the screen to display personalization settings for your device. Then click the “Colors” category at the left side of this window to view Windows 10 accent color settings in the area to the right. The “Preview” section shows a preview of the changes you make within this window.

            Under the “Choose a color” section, you can enable or disable the ability of Windows to select an accent color based on your background by clicking or tapping the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” setting switch to set it to either the “On” or “Off” position. If set to the “Off,” position, then you can select an accent color by clicking a color choice within the “Choose your accent color” list.

Change the Color Settings in Windows 10- Tutorial: A picture of the "Colors" settings in the "Personalization" settings category of Windows 10.

Change the Color Settings in Windows 10- Tutorial: A picture of the “Colors” settings in the “Personalization” settings category of Windows 10.

            To make your accent color appear on the Start menu or screen, the taskbar, and the action center, set the “Show color on Start, taskbar, and action center” setting switch to the “On” position. If set to the “Off” position, these items will be black. To make the Start menu or screen, the taskbar, and the action center transparent, set the “Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent” setting switch to the “On” position. If set to the “Off” position, these items will be opaque. You can click the “High contrast settings” link to open the “High contrast” settings in the “Ease of Access” settings category. However, if you click the “Back” button after opening that page, you will be returned to the main “Settings” window. High contrast settings and ease of access settings are discussed in a separate lesson.

Change the Color Settings in Windows 10: Instructions

  1. To change the colors for your device, open the “Settings” window and click the “Personalization” button in the middle of the screen.
  2. Click the “Colors” category at the left side of this window to view Windows 10 accent color settings in the area to the right.
  3. The “Preview” section shows a preview of the changes you make within this window.
  4. To enable or disable the ability of Windows to select an accent color based on your background, click or tap the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” setting switch under the “Choose a color” section to set it to either the “On” or “Off” position.
  5. If set to the “Off,” position, you can select an accent color by clicking a color choice within the “Choose your accent color” list.
  6. To make your accent color appear on the Start menu or screen, the taskbar, and the action center, set the “Show color on Start, taskbar, and action center” setting switch to the “On” position.
  7. If set to the “Off” position, these items will be black.
  8. To make the Start menu or screen, the taskbar, and the action center transparent, set the “Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent” setting switch to the “On” position.
  9. If set to the “Off” position, these items will be opaque.
  10. You can click the “High contrast settings” link to open the “High contrast” settings in the “Ease of Access” settings category. However, if you click the “Back” button after opening that page, you will be returned to the main “Settings” window.

Change the Color Settings in Windows 10: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Changing the Color Settings,” shows you how to change the color settings in Windows 10. This video lesson on how to change the color settings in Windows 10 is from our complete Windows 10 training, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.10.”

 

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