I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't really know which one I'm currently looking at.

Is there a way to have the active application take on a different color or some other indication that it's the active window.

To clarify I don't need the title bar of the application to be a different color, just the "button" that shows up on the taskbar

This is for windows 8

  • This would require Chrome to do this in order to acomplish what you want
    – Ramhound
    Jun 11, 2014 at 14:59
  • @Ramhound Chrome was an example I actually need it for multiple instances of PhpStorm. Is this something the application is responsible for?
    – MosheK
    Jun 11, 2014 at 15:01
  • It is to a certain point. It would have to detect multiple instances of itself and based on user choice allow the the taskbar icon to be different colors. Windows will handle offer a taskbar icon, but it will use the same icon, for every instance and doesn't have the capability you seem to want.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 11, 2014 at 15:03
  • @Ramhound Windows 8 alreay does show a very slight glow to the active window. I was hoping there was a setting somewhere to accentuate it
    – MosheK
    Jun 11, 2014 at 15:06
  • What color the glow is handled by the theme, any modification from the theme, would be implemented by the author of the program. As a programmer you can either support or not support that effect.
    – Ramhound
    Jun 11, 2014 at 15:17


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