How to change the color of the taskbar in Windows 11

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The latest version of the popular home operating system Microsoft, Windows 11, has various options for customize the graphical interface, in order to best suit your preferences. In this article, we will explain how to change the color of the taskbar, known as a "taskbar" in the English version.

You may want to change the color of the taskbar for several reasons, perhaps to match your background or, on the contrary, to make it stand out and contrast it with the wallpaper you have chosen. Whatever the reason you want to do this, in this short guide we show you the steps to follow to change the color of the taskbar in Windows 11.



How to change the color of the taskbar

First of all, right-click on the Windows icon on the taskbar and select "Settings" (alternatively, you can use the "Windows + i" keyboard shortcut). Now open the subsection "Personalization" and go to "Colors".

In "Colors", go to the option “Choose the mode” and select “Custom”.

Subsequently, in "Choose the default Windows mode" set "Dark" (while in "Choose the default mode of the app" you can also leave "Light", as it does not affect the color of the taskbar).

At this point, it is necessary choose the desired color in the "Personalization"> "Colors" section. If you don't like the ones in the default grid, just click on "View colors" next to "Custom colors" to define a new one.



Finally, you just have to move the switch next to "Show main color on Start and taskbar"To the" Activated "position. If you want to apply it to title bars as well, move “Show main color on title bars and window borders” to “On”.


If you have followed all the steps correctly, you should now see the taskbar of the color you have chosen. If you later change your mind and want to restore it to its original state, open the Settings and return to the default color by selecting a preset theme that comes with Windows, or go to "Personalization"> "Colors" and move the switch "Show main color to Start and taskbar ”to“ Off ”.

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