jfitzpatrick at May 9th, 2014 08:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187114/ask-htg-how-do-i-change-window-8s-hideous-purple-background-color/
Sometimes it’s the big changes in a new OS that really grind your gears and, other times, it’s something as simple as finding the background color to be an eyesore. Let’s take a look at how you can easily change the background/accent color in Windows 8.
brucer at May 9th, 2014 08:47 — #2
It didn't get moved to an obscure location.
It's at Start, Settings, Personalize.
fred at May 9th, 2014 13:02 — #3
Agree BruceR, it is much quicker to get to now than on Win 8.
2noob2btrue at May 9th, 2014 13:30 — #4
I thought there were some designs you could use besides the basic color gradients for background on the start screen.
ron007 at May 9th, 2014 20:48 — #5
I knew that. How about the many other customizations that were allowed up to Win 7, things like Title font, application border thickness. and a couple of dozen other settings we used to be able to customize. I no longer see an option to customize them in Win 8, but I suspect the registry entries are still there.
Are there any 3rd party apps that still expose these options in Win 8?
andy259 at May 10th, 2014 05:15 — #6
I typed 'accent' in the search box, the 'Change Background....on Start' came up, but nothing happened when I click it, zilch!
jfitzpatrick at May 19th, 2014 08:00 — #7
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