jfitzpatrick — 2014-05-09T08:00:12-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-09T08:47:06-04:00 — #2
It didn't get moved to an obscure location.
It's at Start, Settings, Personalize.
fred — 2014-05-09T13:02:01-04:00 — #3
Agree BruceR, it is much quicker to get to now than on Win 8.
2noob2btrue — 2014-05-09T13:30:55-04:00 — #4
I thought there were some designs you could use besides the basic color gradients for background on the start screen.
ron007 — 2014-05-09T20:48:38-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-10T05:15:36-04:00 — #6
I typed 'accent' in the search box, the 'Change Background....on Start' came up, but nothing happened when I click it, zilch!
jfitzpatrick — 2014-05-19T08:00:20-04:00 — #7
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