Like its predecessor, Windows 8.1 still has no option to change the color of the Logon screen. The Logon screen is the one which displays user accounts and appears right after the Lock Screen. While most users don't even pay attention to the color of the logon screen, there is a category of users (myself included) who prefer to customize the OS according to their preferences in a more flexible way. Those users are not happy with the default blue color of the logon screen and may want to change it to a desired color. Here is a simple tutorial to show you how you can change the color of the logon screen.
To change the logon screen's color, I've coded a little tool called Start Screen Color Tuner for Windows 8.1.
Here's how you go about changing the color:
- Run the Start Screen Color Tuner application. It will read and show the preferences of the current user, e.g. your personal color settings of the Start screen.
- Click the color box near the "Logon screen color" label. The "Select a color" dialog will show.This dialog will allow you to choose from a range of colors which are available for the logon screen. Pick a color you like and click the "OK" button.
- The UAC prompt will appear; here you should allow it to write new color settings to the Windows Registry.
- That's it. The next time you lock your screen , sign out or switch users, you will see the chosen color instead of blue default one.
As a bonus, it allows you to change the Start Screen color and Accent color on the fly from the same window. Start Screen Color Tuner is freeware and a portable app which supports Windows 8.1. It does not require to be installed or uninstalled.
Start Screen Color Tuner supports multiple languages and can be translated via a simple text file.
Start Screen Color Tuner is available for download from here for free.
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