Greetings, fellow Super Users!

I want to change the Windows 10 title bar buttons (The X, square, and -) colors. However, I do not know how. If anybody knows how to do this, can you please share. These are the buttons that I mean:
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  • Have you checked Settings, Personalization, Colors? Scroll down the right side and review / enable Show Accent Color on (a) Start and (b) Title bars. The buttons you show will change colors actively as you hover over them. I do not think you can otherwise natively change their colors
    – John
    Oct 15, 2020 at 16:37
  • That is not what I mean (yes I did try that anyways). I want to change the color of the X, Square, and -. Oct 15, 2020 at 16:44
  • I do know what you mean, but there is no native way to change those specific colors. Those squares are unique fonts and do not change natively
    – John
    Oct 15, 2020 at 16:46
  • Is there any way to change the font color? to edit the font manually? Or to do so with Regedit? Oct 15, 2020 at 16:47
  • Not manually. Changing the Registry is a great way to cause problems, so I do not use that.
    – John
    Oct 15, 2020 at 16:52

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You can do that using Windows themes, with which you may customize just about every aspect of Windows.

However, this is a complex subject, and creating themes as XML files is not for everyone, so using a third-party product is recommended.

Perhaps the best product in that area is Stardock WindowBlinds, which is however trialware (although not very costly).

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    Is there a free alternative? Oct 15, 2020 at 18:52
  • Themes can be created using a text editor, so WindowBlinds is only a convenience. You could perhaps try the trial version of Stardock Curtains (30-days trial) that also contains a themes editor. It might be possible to save the created XML file and keep it after the trial period ends. You may also use Windows Sandbox to undo the installation of the trial version, after saving the XML file.
    – harrymc
    Oct 15, 2020 at 19:10

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