change the highlight color in the context menu


daniway10

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Hi, is it possible to change the highlight gray color to blue in the context menu? I saw something online to change color via registry but it doesn't work
 

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Hi, daniway10, welcome to the ElevenForums 🙏

There aren’t any registry hacks or settings that I know of that would enable you to change the colour of the context menu.
Perhaps you might need to seek out a 3rd party theme app. I don’t have any experience with any.
 

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Hi, daniway10, welcome to the ElevenForums 🙏

There aren’t any registry hacks or settings that I know of that would enable you to change the colour of the context menu.
Perhaps you might need to seek out a 3rd party theme app. I don’t have any experience with any.
thanks for the welcome,
what I feared for this reason I couldn't find a solution online :(
 

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thanks for the welcome,
what I feared for this reason I couldn't find a solution online :(

I believe Stardock Windows Blinds is popular. I do use Stardock Apps but not Windows Blinds.
But if will set you back US$52.00
I have seen screenshots of coloured backgrounds in the context menus, also with text colour changes.


There may be free alternatives out there.


There may be others.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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I believe Stardock Windows Blinds is popular. I do use Stardock Apps but not Windows Blinds.
But if will set you back US$52.00
I have seen screenshots of coloured backgrounds in the context menus, also with text colour changes.


There may be free alternatives out there.


There may be others.
thanks for the help, I had already tried Moo0 but it only changes the background not the highlighter color
 

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I fixed it ( nice blue selected contextmenu-items ) after installing SAB !
When uninstalling SAB , they all went to grey again.............
 

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    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
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    Browser
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
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    …still on a horse.

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Im using SAB only for the taskbar ..........perfect blue contextmenu-items .
Open Shell for my startmenu...........
They dont bite each other !
 

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Im using SAB only for the taskbar ..........perfect blue contextmenu-items .
Open Shell for my startmenu...........
They dont bite each other !
unfortunately I will have to find other alternatives that only affect the context menu
 

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See if Immersive will apply the blue highlight:

Regedit.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FlightedFeatures
Create a DWORD named “ImmersiveContextMenu”

Set value to 0

Reboot
 

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See if Immersive will apply the blue highlight:

Regedit.exe

Create a DWORD named “ImmersiveContextMenu”

Set value to 0

Reboot
It doesn't work. I already had this setting that replaced the new context menu with the classic context menu, however I solved it with Shell
 

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