Is it possible to change color of title bar when window is active?
Divzed last edited by Divzed
Is it possible to change color of Notepad++ title bar when window is active from default “#000000” to custom? Pitch black is very ugly and doesn’t fit grey themes.
I know there is option in Windows OS “Show accent color on the following surfaces” > “Title bars and window borders”, but this option changes title bar color globally for all applications and windows in the system.
I’m asking about changing it exclusively for Notepad++ Maybe some registry tweak? Or add this as feature in upcoming Notepad++ updates [Settings > Preferences > Dark mode > Tones > Title Bar]
OS: Win10 21H2 LTSC
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
Is it possible to change color of Notepad++ title bar when window is active from default “#000000” to custom?
AFAIK, not currently
I’m asking about changing it exclusively for Notepad++ Maybe some registry tweak?
Notepad++'s only registry settings involve file associations.
Or add this as feature in upcoming Notepad++ updates [Settings > Preferences > Dark mode > Tones > Title Bar]
I have not heard of such a feature being in the works. It would probably require someone to politely request it in the right location (see our FAQ to find out where the correct location is – and to learn how to search the existing issues to see if someone else has already requested this). If you are that person, I recommend against argumentative/confrontational language like “ugly”, because that tends to raise the hackles of the developers, who might not agree with your aesthetics, and who spent hours of their time giving us Dark Mode and improving it based on user feedback.
Divzed last edited by Divzed
Thanks for quick response.
It seems my only option for now to change the color of title bar will be to change it globally for all windows and applications in the OS.
Lycan Thrope last edited by Lycan Thrope
In the dBASE newsgroups, we just had such a request of trying some code to do just this kind of thing, and as one of our more experienced programmers stated, it’s been difficult to do this kind of thing because the colors on the Windows Title bar, etc, are connected to the “themes” aspect and is diffiult to change without in depth knowledge, because as he pointed out, if you change that, you have to change everything related to it (window resizing, etc) because you’re intercepting and overriding the current theme with specific items in the UI, meaning, you now own the control of everything pertaining to it. He also pointed out that in the past, it may have been ‘relatively’ easier, but with Windows 11, the whole game has changed with regard that control.
Not being his caliber of programmer, I’m only able to relay the gist of his more technical explanation, but it’s something I wouldn’t even be tempted to attempt as I can’t see that kind of work just to change a color. Microsoft keeps making customization harder than it needs to be to just plug and place a color change, so it doesn’t appeal to me. :)