How To Enable White Text in Cortana (Search Box)

Yet another change has been spotted in Windows 10 build 15014. Now you can change Cortana's search box text color from black to white. Here is how.

Here is how Cortana looks out of the box.
Cortana Default Background In 15014Here is how it will look:

Cortana White Text In 15014To enable white text in Cortana's Search Box, do the following.

You need to apply a Registry tweak. Open Registry Editor and go to the following Registry key:


Set the DWORD value named Value to 1.Enable White Text In Cortana (Search Box)

Repeat the same under


Now restart Explorer.

This tweak will change the text color in Cortana's search box from black to white.

You can download ready-to-use Registry files to apply the tweak directly and avoid Registry editing. Here you go:

Download Registry Files

The undo tweak is included.

Many thanks to Chris (@evil_pro_) for sharing this information!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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