With the recently released Windows 10 build 14366, Microsoft seems to be adding a long overdue feature. Starting with this build, Universal apps can have colored title bars. Here is how they look.
Previously there was an issue in Windows 10 that title bars were not colored at all. This outrageous design was changed by the TH2 update so colored title bars became available like all previous releases of Windows. But the title bar of a window when it becomes inactive/unfocused still cannot be easily changed. Many users are looking for a way to change the color of inactive title bars in Windows 10. With Windows 10 November Update, it too became possible although Microsoft has not documented it. Read this article to learn how it can be done.
Microsoft recently released a new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders. Unlike the previously released RTM build 10240, the new Windows 10 build 10525 features a minor, but long awaited interface change. Now, it is possible finally to get colorful title bars without using hacks. Let's review this change in build 10525.
Many Windows 10 users are extremely upset by the fact that Microsoft locked down the ability to have colored title bars for open windows. Due to this limitation, all windows including active and inactive ones, have white title bars. The user cannot easily tell if a window is active or not. The only subtle hint for an active window is that it has a drop shadow. If you are not happy with this ridiculous change, here is a solution.
Since Windows 10 build 10056, Microsoft has blocked colored titlebars for all opened windows. Many users find this change extremely frustrating because it doesn't make it clear whether the window is active or inactive. It is a major usability violation. Here is how to fix it and restore colored titlebars in Windows 10 easily.