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In Windows8 you can set window color from following path

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Color and Appearance

This has some predefined colors and a Color Mixer option. I would like to explicitly set a color by hex or rgb code, but the color mixer's slidebars don't give me the specificity I need. Any other way to do this?

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This is for Windows 7, but perhaps the registry remains mostly the same?

Try looking under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

You might also have luck looking under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel...

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When you change colors the first key does update. Specifically ColorizationColor and ColorizationAfterglow. Unfortunately I don't know how to map those to colors. They are hex values. – mrtsherman Oct 10 '12 at 20:22
The page I link to has a little section at the bottom where you can input either decimal (0 to 255) or hex (00 to FF) for ARGB and it'll give you the value to put in. Does that help? – Jeff Bridgman Oct 10 '12 at 21:02

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