Thursday, 14 August 2014

Setting the Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 titlebar color using the registry

I've recently had a problem whereby I needed to set the title bar colour in Windows 8.1 (or Windows Server 2012) to a specific colour so that I could take screenshots for our technical documentation.

To ensure consistency we wanted to keep the titlebars the same colour in all our documentation.

The problem here is I can get the RGB of the colour I need however you're not allowed to key a colour in using the new interface. Instead you're are left working some kind of colour wizardry moving the sliders around for several minutes.

After a small amount of messing around I found the following registry keys in combination allow you to enter the RGB in hex format after the mystical d9 (not sure what this symbolises).


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