There are ways to change the fontsize of, some, but not all, tooltips in Win10.

But I wanna change the tooltip COLOR, like it was possible in WinXP until Win7. Specifically, I want the tooltip background to be BLACK and the tooltip font to be GREEN.

Please help.

I've looked at all the other answers Superuser says that are related, but none of them applied. Unless someone can show me how the likes of:

  • How can I change the color of a BSOD?
  • How can I change the color of the text that I have already written in OneNote?
  • How can I change tab bar color in ConEmu

apply to my question, of course I'd be interested!

  • What tooltips? There are many different tooltips in Windows. – DavidPostill May 25 '16 at 20:46
  • Please post links to what you have tried. – Moab May 25 '16 at 21:23
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    While I appreciate your time, gentlemen, I'm afraid that your follow ups don't give a lot of confidence in your ability to answer my question. But let's do this dance: 1. WHAT tooltips? How about all of them?` 2. Superuser suggested the list below, none of which applied. But I am happy to learn how they DO apply to my question.` ` - How do I change the dialog box title color in Windows 8? - How can I change the default Shape Fill color in Word 2007? - How can I update window/title color in Windows 10? - How can I change the color of a BSOD? – GwenKillerby May 26 '16 at 8:04

You can change some colors in regedit. Press Windows Key And R: Type regedit and press Enter. Then find this folder:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors

  • [1] Yes. Thanks. Sadly there's not a key for tooltip colors there. Nor is there one in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors [2] And also, any change THERE reverts back to default values at reboot. – GwenKillerby May 27 '16 at 2:53

After experimenting long and hard I feel I'm entitled to my own answer here:

The key which works for me is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors
with the StringValues of InfoWindow at 0 0 0 (for black background) and InfoText at 0 255 0 (for green text).
works on some tooltips, but not on taskbartooltips.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors doesn't do anything for me.

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