How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

With default settings, Windows 11 uses a light-colored theme. As a result, the Start menu and taskbar wear a white color by default.

If you are someone who likes to customize your operating system, you might want to change the default color of the Windows 11 taskbar as well.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Windows 11 offers several options to personalize your taskbar. One of them is the ability to show color on the taskbar.

Tip: Make Windows 11 taskbar dark/black again without enabling the dark mode.

Here is how to change the color of the taskbar in Windows 11.

Set your own color for Windows 11 taskbar

NOTE 1: You cannot set different colors for Start menu and taskbar in Windows 11. As a result, when you set a color for the taskbar, the same color will be automatically applied to the Start menu as well.

Step 1: Open the Settings app. Click on Personalization on the left pane and then click Colors on the right side.

Step 2: In the Choose your mode drop-down menu, select the Custom option.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Step 3: In the drop-down menu next to the Choose your default Windows mode, select Dark. Next, select the Light option from the drop-down box next to the Choose your default app mode option. Please refer to the picture below for more clarity.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Step 4: Click on Accent color to expand the same.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Step 5: To change the color of the taskbar, you need to configure Windows 11 to show accent color on the taskbar. By default, Windows 11 does not show accent color on the Start and taskbar.

To do that, turn on the Show accent color on Start and taskbar option. The current accent color should now appear on the taskbar and Start menu. If you want to change the color to something else, you have to follow the next step as well.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Troubleshooting: If the Show accent color on Start and taskbar is greyed out, it’s likely because you have not set the correct Windows and app modes. Please refer to the directions in Step 2 & Step 3 to enable the option.

Step 6: Next, if you would like to change the color, select the Manual option from the drop-down menu next to the Accent color (on the same as shown in the picture below) and then click on a color tile to apply the color. If you want to set a color other than the one on the list, click on the View colors button, play with the color mixer and select a color of your choice.

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

How To Change The Taskbar Color In Windows 11

Finally, click on the Done button.

NOTE 2: Ensure that the Accent color is set to Manual (refer to the picture above). If you set it to Automatic, Windows 11 will automatically choose a color to match the current desktop background/wallpaper. If you want to set a color of your choice, you must select the Manual option.

Tip: You can use the Windows + S hotkey to open the search flyout quickly.

FAQ’s

1. How do I change the taskbar theme in Windows 11?

Click on Personalization. Click the Background page on the right side. Use the Choose your mode setting and select the Custom color mode option. Use the Choose your default Windows mode setting to decide if Start, Taskbar, and other elements should use the light or dark color mode.

2. How do I change the color in Windows 11?

To change the color of Windows 11, open Settings > System > Personalization. From this menu, you can select a theme to apply to all your Windows menus. These themes may change your background, desktop icons, taskbar, accent colors, apps, and settings menus.

3. How do I change the color of my taskbar icons?

To change the color, press Windows+I to open the settings interface. In the main Settings window, click “Personalization.” In the Personalization window, switch to the “Colors” tab. On the right, scroll down to the “More Options” section.

4. How do I change the appearance of Windows 11?

To do that, just right-click on the taskbar, select Taskbar Settings and then navigate to Taskbar Behaviors and choose Left from the alignment menu. Your Start button, which looks like a shell unless you upload a custom one, will then cover the Windows 11 button, and it will work.

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