How to change the color of the inactive title bar in windows 10 and 11

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You can add custom colors to the inactive title bar. Here is how to change the color of the inactive title bar in the Windows 10 & 11 operating system.

In Windows 10 and 11, all inactive windows will have a white title bar. This is the default behavior of Windows, regardless of the accent color. If you do not like the general white color or want to customize it, follow these steps: Change the color of the inactive title bar .

Windows allows you to choose almost any accent color for the title bar and items such as the Start Menu, Task Bar, and Action Center. While a window is active, the accent color is applied to that window’s title bar. For all other windows, i.e., inactive windows, the title bar color will be set to a generic white. If this is not to your liking, you can change it from the registry.

Changing the color of the title bar of an inactive window is nothing difficult, but it can be a bit tricky. However, I will try to make it as simple as possible and explain it to you.

In this section, we will explain how to change the color of the inactive title bar on Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.

Selecting the color for the inactive title bar

First, you must select the color to be applied to the inactive title bar. Windows allows you to create a custom color with a hexadecimal color code. So go to this website, choose the color you want and copy the hex code.

In my case, I chose light blue/purple and its hex code is 6F72BA .

All hexadecimal color codes are basically in RGB (red, green, blue) format. So, if we divide the hex code 6F72BA into RGB, we get

  • Red – 6F
  • Green – 72
  • Blue – BA

However, Windows requires the hex code BGR (blue, green, red). So, swap the red and blue places of the hex code you just obtained to get the BGR hex code. In my case, the hex code BGR would be BA726F . As you can see, I moved BA to the beginning of the hex code and 6F to the end.Once you have the

BGR hex code, follow these steps to change the color of the inactive header bar.

Change the color of the inactive header bar

Backup to the registry before making any changes. A backup will help you restore the registry if something goes wrong.

You will need to edit the registry to add a BGR color to add a color to the inactive title bar. Press the “

  1. Start ” key on your keyboard.
  2. Request and open ” Registry Editor “.
  3. Go to the following folder.
  4. Right click on the ” DWM ” folder.
  5. Name the new value ” AccentColorInactive .”and name it ” AccentColorInactive .
  6. Double click on the value ” AccentColorInactive “.
  7. Add the value of BGR to the Value Data field.
  8. Select the radio option ” Hexadecimal “.
  9. Press the ” Ok ” button.
  10. Close the Registry Editor.
  11. Restart Windows.
  12. Now you have successfully changed the color of the inactive title bar .

Detailed steps:

Press the Start key on the keyboard to display the Start menu.

Copy the following path, paste it into the address bar of the registry editor and press Enter. The file will be transferred to the destination folder. You can also manually navigate to this folder from the Registry Editor sidebar.




Right click on the “DWM” folder and select “New > DWORD (32-bit value)”.

Double-click on the newly created value and enter the resulting hex code BGR in the value’s data field. Make sure “Hexadecimal” is selected in the radio options. Click the “Ok” button to save the changes.

Close the Windows Registry Editor.

Your changes will take effect immediately and you will see the custom color for the inactive header bar.

If the inactive title bar is not colored, restart and check again.

If you want to restore it, just delete the “AccentColorInactive” value you created this time and you are done.

That’s it. It is very easy to change the color of the inactive title bar in Windows 10 and 11.

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