How to Change Title Bar Color in Windows 11

Windows 11 allows you to set a custom color to window title bars. Here is how to change the title bar color in Windows 11 from white or black to anything you want.

Windows always have a lot of customization options. For example, you can change the Start menu and taskbar color in Windows 11. You can change the overall accent color, customize File Explorer, customize taskbar, show or hide system icons, and more. One such personalization option is the ability to show or change the title bar color in Windows 11.

Generally, depending on the theme, Windows either shows black or white color on the title bar. For the most part, no matter the color scheme, these general colors will work fine. In fact, they even look eye candy and are suitable for accessibility too. However, what if you want to show color on title bars in Windows 11. You can do that too.

For instance, you can make Windows show a specific accent color or an automatic color grabbed from the current wallpaper. That way, you can make the whole Windows look a bit more colorful. Not to mention, setting a color to the title bar is a pretty neat way to theme Windows.

Without further ado, let me show you how to change the title bar color in Windows 11.

Change title bar color in Windows 11

You can change the title bar color from the Windows 11 Settings app. You have to set the accent color and turn on the apply to title bar option. Here is where to find the option and turn it on.

  1. Open Windows 11 Settings.
  2. Select “Personalization” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Colors” option.
  4. Choose an accent color from the “Accent Color” section.
  5. Turn on the “Show accent color on title bars and windows borders” option.
  6. Close the Settings app.
  7. With that, you will now see colored title bars in Windows 11.

Detailed steps:

As always, we need to open the Settings app first. To do that, either select “Settings” from the Start menu’s right-click menu or press the “Start key + I” shortcut. You can also search for “Settings” in the Start menu. In the Settings app, go to the “Personalization > Colors” page.

Here, select an accent color of your choice from the “Accent Color” section. Select “Automatic” from the Accent Color dropdown menu if you want Windows to grab an accent color from the wallpaper. If you select the “Automatic” option, you might see a new title bar color when the wallpaper changes.

Next, scroll down and turn on the “Show accent color on title bars and windows borders” option.

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As soon as you do that, the accent color is applied to the title bar of all apps. In addition to the title bar, the accent color is also used for the window borders.

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I cannot see title bar color in some applications in Windows 11

Keep in mind that some applications like File Explorer, word, etc., use custom title bars. As such, you will not see a colored title bar even after enabling the appropriate option. The title bar color depends on the developer or the application-specific settings for those kinds of applications.

That is all. It is that simple to show or change the title bar color in Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

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