Windows 10 is known for having a limited amount of predefined colors in the Settings app. Unlike Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 where you could choose your own color from a mixer, Windows 10 does not allow this as of Anniversary Update. Many users complained about this, because it was hard to add a custom accent color without using a third party app or a hack. A recent change seen in the Settings app shown during the October 2016 Microsoft event shows the ability to use any desired color as your accent color.
This feature was one of the most requested options for Windows 10. In Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is going to restore a color picker in Personalization - Colors. It looks as follows:
It comes with a number of advanced options and with a live preview for the color you are going to apply.
From the screenshot above, you can see that Windows 10 Creators Update will keep color presets. They will remain unchanged. In addition, the Color page in Personalization will keep recent colors you previously used, allowing you to have your own color presets.
The changes made in Windows 10 Creators Update look very promising and impressive. It is expected to be released in March 2017. However, Microsoft can exclude any of the introduced features in the final release or postpone them for the next feature update.
We will find out in a few months what features finally make it into the final Windows 10 Creators Update.
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