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How to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10?

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Windows 10 ever since its launch has totally revamped the way Windows functioned and even perceived. It’s a much more modern looking and functioning operating system than its predecessors.

The OS has a lot of optimisations and features hidden under the hood that optimises user experience almost regardless of the hardware configuration of the machine you run it on. There are also versions such as Windows 10 S that are built from the ground up to run on devices that aren’t exactly super powerful by modern standards. 

Windows 10 has a host of customisation features that keep on getting better with every update rolling out. You can even customise colours for program windows, start menu, the taskbar and so on.

Taskbar customisation has always been on point in Windows and it only gets better with the latest build in Windows 10. You can now choose to have either the accent colour on your taskbar and start menu or just set them to the dark or light mode as per your convenience.

In this article, we’re going to see how to change taskbar colour in the latest build of Windows 10.

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How to change taskbar colour in Windows 10?

Press Windows key + i to go to Windows Settings or click on the Gear icon on your Start menu and follow the steps below to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10.

Step 1: Click on Personalisation.

How to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10?

Step 2: In the Personalisation menu, go to the Colours tab.

How to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10?

Step 3: Under Colours, scroll down and pick the colour of your choice. You can also tell Windows to automatically pick a colour based on the wallpaper you have.

How to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10?

Step 4: Lastly, be sure to check the taskbar checkbox under the list of things you want the accent colour to appear.

How to change the taskbar colour in Windows 10?

Keep in mind that the accent colour will also show up on the Start menu and Action Centre. You can also choose whether or not to show the selected accent colour on title bars and window borders. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: