How to apply a color to the headers of the inactive Windows in Windows 10
The first public version of Windows 10 (build 10240) was released with lots of bugs. Many of them Microsoft eliminated in the first major operating system upgrade (version 1511 Assembly 10586), but not in full. For example, the window headers can be re-done in color, without the help strannyh tools. It would seem that one of the most popular of the personalisation options again and users should be happy. But no. The problem is that the selected color applies only to active Windows titles, while the titles of inactive Windows are white – many do not like it.
Today you will learn how to apply a color to an inactive Windows in Windows 10. Unfortunately, the staffing service does not allow this possibility (otherwise you wouldn’t be here), so achieving our goal will be to use the registry editor.
1. Enter the command regedit in the line system search and hit Enter to open registry editor.
2. Go here:
3. Select the folder DWM, and in the right part of the window registry create a new DWORD parameter with the name AccentColorInactive.
4. This setting will determine the color of the titles of all inactive Windows. As its value must use the hexadecimal code for the desired color. The value can be specified in this format: BBGGRR, where BB is blue, GG is green, RR is red.
To know the hexadecimal code of any color you can either use graphical editors like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, etc., or using an online tool like this.
For example, if you want to active the Windows were black, and inactive – a little lighter, then open the parameter AccentColor and enter 111111, and the parameter AccentColorInactive set to 666666.
To apply to inactive Windows current color of the active window, open the parameter AccentColor, copy its value and paste in AccentColorInactive.
To restart computer or Explorer there is no need, as the changes take effect immediately.
P.S. See this post, if you are looking for a way to incorporate the color in the Windows headers without affecting the start button, task bar and notification center.