Windows 10: How to change search bar color?

Discus and support How to change search bar color? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Ever since the most recent update a few days ago (Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418) my search bar for 'Cortana' has gone white! It is very irritating... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MikeTi1, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. MikeTi1 Win User

    How to change search bar color?


    Ever since the most recent update a few days ago (Version 1903, OS Build 18362.418) my search bar for 'Cortana' has gone white! It is very irritating and I want it to go back to dark grey. If I change the Windows or App Modes in 'Colors Setting' it makes everything else dark mode too, like file explorer, etc. Only days ago I had the 'light' color mode on with a black search bar. What happened? Did anyone else have this problem recently? See screenshots below:

    How to change search bar color? [​IMG]

    How to change search bar color? [​IMG]

    I want the "white" light mode of the left picture with the dark search bar of the right photo.

    :)
     
    MikeTi1, Oct 28, 2019
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  2. Changing the taskbar color to white in Windows 10

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    In Windows 10 there is no option for changing the color to white but you can change it to different colors. To change the color of the task bar I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • In the search box, type settings.
    • Then select personalization.
    • Click on color option on the left side.
    • You will find an option called “show color on start, taskbar and start icon”.
    • You need to on the option and then you can change the color accordingly.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 28, 2019
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  3. davidhk Win User
    Cortana search bar color


    Brink, our admin, has a wonderful tutorial on this subject :
    Change Color of Cortana Search Box to White in Windows 10

    May I be so bold as to post an alternative which will change the search bar from White to default Grey.
    *** if this method has been posted here before, I apologize. ***

    Settings > Time &n Language > Region & language > change Country or region to a country not accepted by Cortana, such as Gabon > reboot.
    Cortana search bar is changed to grey colour.
    After reboot, back to Region & Country > change the country back to the original one.
    Cortana search bar will remain grey in colour.

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    How to change search bar color? [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, Oct 28, 2019
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  4. Josef Bri Win User

    How to change search bar color?

    Windows taskbar search changed colour/become unreadable (Win 10 build 10240)

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    We suggest trying the following steps to check if the Cortana search bar changes the color.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Personalization.
    • Once inside the Personalization window, on the left pane, choose Colors.
    • At the bottom of the Colors section, choose Dark as the app theme.

    After this, restart the PC and see how it goes. If it doesn't work, reverse the steps given and then restart the PC again. If it fails again, please do let us know.
     
    Josef Bri, Oct 28, 2019
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