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monkeylove

Changing Windows Background Color of Programs

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Hello. How do I change the background color of the file explorer main and tree window to grey? I was able to do that for Win 7 but the advanced options are not available for 8.1.

To change the background color of programs, I went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Control Panel->Colors and changed the Window color setting to "200 200 200". I can't find the key for the file explorer colors.

Also, sometimes the machine cannot remember the modification and defaults to a new, unsaved theme. I have to select the theme I saved with the modification to bring it back.

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I researched further, and I think there's no registry option for this. Customized skins or themes are needed. If anyone knows of a theme that doesn't do a lot of changes except for turning the background color of all apps grey, please let me know. Thanks.

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High contrast themes of Windows can change the background color of the file explorer. But I guess you will be depressed by the ugliness of these themes! 

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At least in Win8.1, unlike 8, you can change the window title font size without skin editing. :)

Well, as long as you disable multi-monitor DPI-aware UI scaling.

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