How to Change the Color of Toolbars

Five Methods:Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows 8Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows 7Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows VistaChanging the Toolbar Color in Mac OS XChanging the Toolbar Color in Internet Browsers

You can change and modify the colors of toolbars on most systems and applications when you no longer want to use default colors. In most cases, you can modify toolbar colors directly within your system’s settings or preferences menu, or you can download third-party apps that allow you to further customize your toolbar colors.

Method 1
Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows 8

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    Right-click on your Windows 8 desktop and select “Personalize.
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    Click on the icon labeled “Color” located near the bottom of the window. The Color and Appearance control panel will display on-screen.
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    Click directly on the color you want displayed in your toolbar.
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    Click on “Save changes. The color of your Windows 8 toolbar will now change to the color you selected.[1]

Method 2
Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows 7

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    Click on “Start” and select “Control Panel.
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    Type “personalization” into the search box within Control Panel.
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    Select “Personalization. A number of different Windows themes will display on-screen.
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    Click on the color theme you want displayed on your Windows desktop. The color of your toolbar will change based on the theme you select.
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    Click on “Apply,” then “OK. The color of your toolbar will now be changed.[2]

Method 3
Changing the Toolbar Color in Windows Vista

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    Click on “Start” and select “Control Panel.
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    Click on “Appearance and Personalization” and select “Personalization.
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    Click on “Window Color and Appearance.
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    Click directly on the color you want displayed in your toolbar.
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    Click on “OK” and close Control Panel. Your toolbar color will now change to the color you selected.[3]

Method 4
Changing the Toolbar Color in Mac OS X

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    Open the Applications folder located in the Dock on your Mac desktop.
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    Launch the App Store.
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    Enter keywords into the search field of the App Store such as “customize dock” or “dock color. The app store will display a list of existing third-party apps you can download that will allow you to change and customize the color of your Dock.
    • Alternately, you can search for third-party apps using the search engine of your choice.
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    Select the app or click on the website from which you want to download or purchase an app that will customize your Dock color. Examples of such apps are DockMod, DockColor, and Dock Designer.[4]
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    Follow the on-screen instructions to download and use the app to change the color of your Dock.
    • Contact the developer of the third-party app directly if you need support and help with using the app to change your Dock color.

Method 5
Changing the Toolbar Color in Internet Browsers

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    Open the Internet browser you normally use when browsing the Web.
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    Navigate to your browser’s extensions or add-ons menu. For example, if using Mozilla Firefox, click on “Tools” and select “Add-ons.”
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    Select the option to browse, or get more add-ons. A new tab will open in your browser session that allows you to search for more add-ons.
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    Type keywords into the search field to locate extensions and add-ons that will allow you to change the color of your browser’s toolbar. For example, type “toolbar color” or “modify toolbar.”
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    Browse through extensions and add-ons until you find an add-on that changes your toolbar color.
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    Select the option to download or add the add-on to your Web browser.
    • Contact the developer of the third-party add-on directly if you need further help and support with using the add-on to change your browser’s toolbar color.

Tips

  • The toolbar color in Internet Explorer can be modified by changing your Windows color theme. Use methods one, two, or three in this article to change the color theme for your Windows OS.

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