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Windows toolbar color

Something has happened to change my toolbar from Black to blue-gray.  I was while my computer was under the control of tech support; who didn't "know why that happened".

How do I change it back to black?Toolbar color
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mikecox_

8/22/2022 - Mon
Run5k

Not sure exactly what they might have done, but you can navigate to here:

Start -> Control Panel -> Personalization -> Window Color

You can see the Windows 7 default within the following screen shot:

Window Color
cazzaboy

It may have been that the remote tools disabled Windows Aero on your computer.

You can get it back by right-clicking on the desktop and choose personalization and select an Aero theme.
mikecox_

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Something is weird.  Neither of these solutions seems to be working.

Title bar
I didn't see a Task bar option on this "Windows color custom" option list and changing to Areo  didn't change it; just replaced my default desktop image.  I've fooled with all the Personalization options and none of them effects the color of the Task bar.
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Run5k

Taking a step back for a moment, when I change the colors within the interface that I captured in my previous screenshot, it does exactly what the heading describes:  changes the color of my window borders, Start menu, and taskbar.  I have tested this rather extensively, and it works every time.

Just to double-check, did the tech support crew do something to your video driver?  Perhaps it would be a good idea to check your make/model of video card, download the latest driver from the hardware vendor, create a manual System Restore point, and then update the driver accordingly.
mikecox_

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It was hp and they were trying to install the printer driver; which failed because of an issue with the "Windows Installer"; which I need to address.

I didn't see anything they did that had to do with the video card.  When I pointed out the change he said he didn't know what caused the change.

As to your screenshot, I don't see that screen on my machine.



It looks like your screenshot path is Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization. These are the options I see in the personalization folder.

What I see

 I tried to find the Control Panel folder, so I could see if I could see the "window color" option, but the search, on Control Panel,went on endlessly.

I've also noticed that all my windows are the same color.
Run5k

In the screenshot that you posted, you are clearly missing one of the default options that I have highlighted in red below:

Change window glass colors
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mikecox_

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I just did a System Restore and came back here to delete this question; but I'm going to give you the points anyway; because it was the right answer (-:
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It worked!