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[GUIDE] Windows 10 Inactive Titlebar Color

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Colored title bars became available in Windows many updates ago, but the title bar of a window when it becomes inactive/unfocused is just white without any option to change it. It's even more glaring if you use Dark Mode.


Many users are looking for a way to change the color of inactive title bars in Windows 10. Read this article to learn how it can be done.


  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go to Personalization - Color and turn on the option "Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar" if it is not enabled.
  • Turn off the option "Automatically pick an accent color from my background" if enabled.
  • Pick a color you want to apply to the title bar of inactive windows. It will be applied to the active window's title bar. Don't worry about that - it is exactly what we need.
  • Now, open Registry Editor and go to the following Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM
  • Create here a new 32-bit DWORD value named AccentColorInactive. Don't set any AccentColorInactive value data yet.
  • Double click the value named AccentColor which already exists in the DWM subkey. Copy its value. Then double click the value AccentColorInactive you just created and paste the copied value to AccentColorInactive.
  • Now, return to the Settings app and set another color for active windows again. 


Voila. You can opt for focused and unfocused Windows to use the same color if you wish, but with this guide you can set them to be different.

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