Colored Title Bar On Windows 10 – Remove The White

Update: The Windows 10 1511 Build 10586 released in November 2015 now nativity supports colored title bars. The title bar colours can be configured in Settings > Personalise > Colours.

The white title bar for active Windows on Windows 10 is a bit bland / lifeless and it can often make it quite hard to distinguish between and active window or an inactive window. Plus lets be honest a bit of colour never hurt anyone, especially if you are spending 8+ hours a day using a PC.

Below, the bland white title bars on Windows 10:

Windows 10 Title Bar Colour Change

So how do i get a colored title bar on Windows 10 and add some colour on my desktop?

Unzip then install UxStyle, this consists of a tiny system service and a kernel driver that are loaded into memory which patches Windows on the fly to allow unsigned themes to load, meaning no system files are modified.

Next you need to unzip and copy the Colored Title Bar Theme for Windows 10 to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes as shown below:

Windows 10 Title Bar Colour Change

 

Now you can simply load the Windows 10 “Settings” app, go to Personalisation > Themes then click on Theme settings.

You should now see you have three installed themes – Windows 10 Black, Windows 10 White and Windows 10, as shown below:

Windows 10 Title Bar Colour Change

If you want a Windows 10 black or white theme choose the appropriate one, however to have a colored theme you can control select the “Windows 10” theme with the colored icon as shown above.

You can now go to Settings > Personaliseation > Colours and turn off “Automatically pick an accent colour from my background”, you can then select an accent colour, which will also be the colour of your title bar:

Windows 10 Title Bar Colour Change

Of course if you want a random title bar colour you can let windows automatically choose one based on your current background, this can allow for colours you cant normally choose from.

You should then have a colored title bar, just like in Windows 8. Below you can see I have a nice light blue title bar, much nicer than the default white i’m sure you will agree!

Windows 10 Title Bar Colour Change

Mac Mini Late 2012 Windows 10 Drivers – Download

Downloads for Mac Mini Late 2012 Windows 10 Drivers

By default Windows 10 will have the majority of the drivers out the box that are required to get Windows 10 fully running on the Mac Mini Late 2012, however you will find some drivers are missing, or simply do now work correctly.

To get Windows 10 working correctly on a Mac Mini Late 2012 model you will need to download the following drivers

For all the drivers above click the link to download the driver, then unzip them.

The Audio and Wireless drivers are just .exe’s you can install, the Bluetooth and HDMI display audio drivers need to be installed through device manager, to open device manager click the start button and type “Device Manager”.

For the Bluetooth and HDMI Audio drivers, simply right click on the device in device manager and select update driver, then browse to the driver you downloaded and unzipped.

After installing the four drivers above your Mac Mini 2012 should have drivers for everything on Windows 10:

Mac Mini 2012 Windows 10 Drivers

Windows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default

By default the Windows 10 File Explorer opens to the quick access folder by default, personally i dont find that at all useful and would sooner it open “This PC” (My Computer) so I can have easy access to hard drives, connected devices and network shares.

Thankfully the Windows 10 file explorer can be made to open This PC by default, it even has its own setting hidden away, so no registry hacks are required like on Windows 8.

To make the Windows 10 File Explorer open this PC by default you need to do the following:

  1. On any open file explorer window click the view tab
  2. Then click options > change folder and search optionsWindows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default
  3. Now simply change the open file explorer option to “This PC”Windows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default

When you click on ok you have done it, now when you open a new file explorer windows it will default to opening “This PC” from now on. I hope this helps someone out, again easy once you know where to look!