How to change the Group Header Color in Outlook 2003

Posted on 2005-04-12
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I must be missing something very simple, but I have wasted almost an hour trying to change the Group Header color from the ridiculous light grey to something more visible. This is in the Inbox and Sent Items particularly. I can't find anyway to change them. Help???
Question by:habanagold
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    If you are talking about what I think you are talking about, this is a Windows setting not an Outlook setting.

    To set this, open Outlook but do not maximize it, so that you can see the desktop as well.  Right click the desktop, choose PROPERTIES and go to the APPEARANCE tab.  Click on ADVANCED, choose 3D OBJECTS from the ITEM menu and choose a color, click OK then APPLY and you should see that color changed.  Assuming the color is acceptable click on OK, if not go back and change it to something else until it is visible to you.

    This particular setting is also configured by the THEME you are using, so simply changing the THEME might also make it more visible to you.

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