I just discovered a secret hidden tweak in Windows 10 which allows you to set a different color for window frames and the taskbar. By doing a simple Registry edit, you will be able to set a different color for the taskbar and for window frames. Here we go.
Actually, I discovered this tweak few builds ago. It should work from Windows build 9926 to the current public build 10049. Here is what you have to do.
- Set the desired color for window frames which you would like to use for the taskbar:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Copy the value data of the AccentColorMenu value to the clipboard:
- Go to the following registry key:
- Create a new DWORD value here called TaskbarColorOverride and paste the value data you copied from AccentColorMenu:
- Now go to Personalization and set any other color for window frames.
You will get the following result:
- The taskbar will use the previous color of window frames that you set earlier
- Window frames will use the new color that you just set.
The following picture shows the result in action:
The "new" color will be used for underlining icons in the taskbar as well. That's it. To revert all settings to their defaults, delete the TaskbarColorOverride value and set a new color for window frames from Personalization.
Edit: now you can use Winaero Tweaker to override the taskbar color:
You are done.
Update: this feature is not available in the RTM version of Windows 10.