I mean the this:

How to change the window color here?

I was able to set a color for the new taskbar and start menu. It is even a little transparent and the background is blurry, like in Windows 7 from which I've updated. Aero Glass is the name, I guess.

I would be fine with just setting a darker color, but aero glass would be perfect!

  • I wrote here how to enable Aero Glass again: superuser.com/a/946668/174557 – magicandre1981 Aug 3 '15 at 16:10
  • The final of Aero glass DLL is now available. In the TH2 Builds (currently in fast ring for Window Insiders) allow you to change the color. – magicandre1981 Aug 31 '15 at 15:45

There is a detailed guide on Winaero Blog on how to do this.

There are 2 main options:

  • install Winaero Tweaker:
    • run as admin
    • Appearance > Colored Title Bars > Enable Colored Title Bars:

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  • do it manually (following is mainly copied from above link - go to that site for screenshots):
    • create a copy of C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero. SKIP all MSS files
    • rename new folder windows
    • rename windows\aero.msstyles to windows.aero.msstyles
    • rename windows\en-US\aero.msstyles.mui to windows.aero.msstyles.mui
    • copy and paste the aero.theme to Desktop
    • rename it to windows.theme
    • open with Notepad
    • change the [VisualStyles]section's Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\Aero\Aero.msstyles to Path=%ResourceDir%\Themes\windows\windows.msstyles
    • save and close
    • double click windows.theme and you have colored title bars!
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    Works on 8.1 and 10 perfectly. Thanks. A blurry transparent effect would be super awesome but it seems Windows is not ready to add such option for a graphical feature which already existed in Windows 7!!!!! Nevertheless, Thanks :) – Armin Aug 4 '15 at 20:36

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