Change the colors on your computer
You can change the color of your window frames, the Start menu, the taskbar, and more.
Watch this video to learn how to change the colors on your computer (1:13)
To change colors by changing the theme
When you click a new theme, you change the combination of pictures, colors, and sounds on your computer. Each theme includes a different window color. For more information about themes, see What is a theme?
Open Personalization by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type personalization, and then click Personalization.
Click a theme. The pictures, color, and sounds on your computer will change automatically.
To change colors manually
If you don't want to use the colors associated with your current theme, you can change colors on your computer manually.
Open Window Color and Appearance by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type window color, and then click Change window glass colors.
Click the color you want, and then click Save changes.
If you see the Window Color and Appearance dialog box instead of the Window Color and Appearance window, you might not be using an Aero theme or your computer might not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero. To learn more about Aero, see What is the Aero desktop experience?