How to Change the Taskbar Colour in Windows 11

How to Change the Taskbar Colour in Windows 11

If you are using Windows 11 then you must know that Windows 11 uses a light color theme for the start menu and taskbar as a default theme. But if you’re a person who likes to customize their operating system and change the taskbar color in Windows 11 then you have come to the right platform.

Working on the same PC with a regular-looking computer screen and taskbar is quite boring. To give a new look to your PC you can personalize it by changing the theme and colour of the taskbar. However, you can change the color of your taskbar but the same color will also reflect on the start menu of your Windows PC. It means that if you apply the red color in your taskbar then the same will be applied automatically on the start menu.

How to Change the Taskbar Colour in Windows 11

Let’s have a look at the steps you need to follow to change the taskbar color in Windows 11.

  • First of all you need to go to the start menu and click on settings. Alternatively, you can press the Windows + I keys together on your keyboard to open the settings app.
  • When the settings app window comes up on your desktop screen click on the personalization option which is given on the left pane. 
  • After that click on the colours tab.
  • Now, go to the choose your mode tile and then click on the drop-down menu and choose custom
  • Next, go to the choose your default windows mode and click on the drop-down menu to select the dark option.
  • You are free to choose light or dark on the app mode section as it will not show any impact on the color of your taskbar. 
  • Now, go to the accent color and click on the drop-down menu to expand. And choose the manual option.

Note: If you choose automatic then Windows 11 will automatically select a colour that matches with the current desktop background or wallpaper.

  • Click on the color tile to apply the color on your taskbar or if you don’t like any of the colors so click on the view color option. Then play with the color mixer and choose the color you like.
  • Next, you need to click on the toggle beside the show accent color on the start and taskbar to turn it on. Note that this toggle will not be available in the light windows theme.
  • When you turn on the toggle the taskbar and the start menu color will be changed.
  • Once done, click on the done option to apply changes.
  • The new color will be applied to the taskbar. This way you can easily customize the look of your computer at any time.

If you don’t want to use this method to change the taskbar color in Windows 11 then you can opt for the next method. In this method, you will go through a variety of themes and when you apply a theme it automatically changes the color of your taskbar as well. Follow the given below steps to execute this method:

  • Firstly go to the start icon and click on settings. You can also press the Windows + I keys together on the keyboard to open the settings window.
  • Once you have landed on the settings window navigate to the personalization option which is given on the left side of the window.
  • After that click on themes. You will see a variety of themes. You can also purchase any theme from the Microsoft Store. For that, you need to click on the browse themes option. Once you find the appropriate theme click on free to download it.
  • After following these steps the theme will be applied to your PC and also change the color of your taskbar.

Conclusion

When we daily use our PC with the same desktop screen and taskbar color it becomes quite boring so to give it a new look to your PC you can customize the color and themes of your PC to give it an attractive look. The process to change the taskbar color in Windows 11 is very simple.

By following some simple steps you can quickly customise the taskbar color. By doing so you can give an attractive look to your screen taskbar anytime. I hope the article will be informative for you and you can start customizing your PC whenever you wish.

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Ayushi Jain

Ayushi Jain is a technical writer at Windowsradar. She's been writing software guides, and troubleshooting articles for about 4 years now and has covered many detailed topics. She is a tech geek who loves to write about different OS like Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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