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How To Change Taskbar Color in Windows 10

Personalization is what makes Windows 10 a popular choice for many users. From intricate & advanced registry hacks to styling and appearance changes, you can probably tweak it all when it comes to this pervasive operating system.

One of the changes that many seem to want is to change their taskbar color. To do so, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Navigate to the Main “Colors” Setting

There are a couple of ways to get there, but for the purposes of this post, probably, the quickest way is to directly search for “choose your accent color” in the start menu. This will prompt Windows to display a system setting by the same name.

choose your accent color system setting in Windows 10
As your first step towards changing your taskbar color, search for “choose your accent color” in your start menu.

Step 2: Pick the Color You Want

Within the main Colors setting Window, you will see a section for “Choose your accent color” — which is what we queried for in step 1. From that section, pick out the color you want. You may get four choices through which you can make your selection. They are

  1. A checkbox that says–>Automatically pick an accent color from my background
  2. Recent colors
  3. Windows colors
  4. Custom color
4 ways to choose an accent color in Windows 10
Make a decision from either of the 4 methods of picking out your accent color.

Step 3 (Final Step): Select One Last Checkbox To Seal the Deal

After deciding on the accent color, divert your attention at the bottom, where you’ll see the following 2 checkboxes — listed under a small subheading of “Show accent color on the following surfaces.”

  1. Start, taskbar, and action center
  2. Title bars and window borders

Unless you want to, you don’t have to select both the checkboxes; just the first one to change your taskbar color to the one you finalized.

As soon as you left-click on that checkbox, the updates should go into effect immediately.

final step to changing the taskbar color
Final step to changing the taskbar color: Simply elect to go with just the first checkbox if you intend to use your newly picked accent color on Start, taskbar, and the action center.

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an example of a changed taskbar color to violet red light
An example of a changed taskbar color to “violet red light.”

As seen and read, changing taskbar color in Windows 10 is not a complicated process. With just a few clicks, you’re on your way to personalize your taskbar to the color you can connect with.

What’s more, is that Windows offers four unique ways for handpicking your desired color. So play around with it until you settle on the one that speaks to you.