Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can the white color background be changed in Explorer?

07 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Can the white color background be changed in Explorer?

In Windows explorer, you can change the borders, the scroll bar, the text etc. etc. but all around those the color is white. I was thinking that perhaps in doing it a light grey (or blue, beige) etc. would be better.
Less contrast would be easier on the eyes
Less white would be easier on the monitor
Less white equals less light therefore perhaps even may lengthen the life of the monitor.
Just a thought. So is it possible to do so?
I went to Control Panel -> Window Color -> Advanced Appearance Settings -> and clicked within the active window there to change color but it didn't seem to do anything.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Change Explorer background

Yes it can be done and this question has been asked before. Read the entire thread here:

How to change background color of Folders in Windows 7

Note: A reboot may be required before the settings stick!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can the white color background be changed in Explorer?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Changing windows explorers white paper background color
It seems this is the only area where a different background color can not be changed, stuck with blinding white, Been in advanced windows color and nothing applies to explorer, tried all categories, Programs are effected most anyway, Any hacks out there :)
Themes and Styles
all i want is to change explorer's background color
open any folder, and you see three panels. one on the left for changing the directory. one on the bottom for details. one main window with all the files i just want to change the default colors of these panels and the text without disabling aero. i was able to do this very easily in windows xp ...
Themes and Styles
Change default explorer address bar color to white
Hello, There is option in Classic Shell to force Windows 7 explorer always show full path in the address bar. In this case the address bar color is grey on default. However, when I click on it the address bar becomes white. Is there any way to change explorer address bar color so...
My desktop icons & background color changed
And I've messed around so much trying to fix it myself (before asking for help) 'cuz I'm sure it's simple, that now I'm not sure I can remember what I did just before the problem showed up or what I've done to 'try' to correct it. :o My 1st shot, even tho' blurred, will show that the 'text color'...
General Discussion
My desktop background color wont stay changed.
I normally set my background color to black but lately it has been changing to blue on its own. I have searched online and can't find any HELPFUL OR USEFUL answers. Anyone figure this one out yet?

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47.
Twitter Facebook