How to Change Color of Highlighted Text (Selected Text) and Background in Windows 11 or 10?

By default, when you highlight text in Windows 11 or 10 in an application or dialog, the highlighted text color will be white, and the background color will be blue. If it looks dull or you have color sensitivity to that particular color, you can change the color to something new that is unique and splendid.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on changing the color of Highlighted Text (Selected Text) and its background in Windows 11 and 10.

How to Get RGB Color Value in Windows 11 or 10?

To change the color of Highlighted Text (Selected Text) and its background in Windows 11 and 10, you need to get the RGB color value. For that, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the paint (mspaint.exe) application on your computer.

To do that, click on the Start button and type paint. Click the same name in the search result to open it.

Step 2. When the Paint application appears on the screen, click on the Edit colors button.

Step 3. Now, select a basic color of your choice and then move the cursor over the color palette to get the desired color of your choice.

Step 4. When finished, make a note of the RGB (Red Green Blue) numbers (ex: “98 250 236”) for your color.

Repeat the above steps to get one more RGB number combination.

One will be used for Highlighted Text (Selected Text), and the other will be for the Background of the selected text.

Step 5. Now, close the Paint application.

How to Change the Color of Highlighted Text in Windows 11 or 10?

To change the color of the highlighted text in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left pane of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors

Step 3. On the right-side of Colors folder, double-click on the HilightText REG_SZ to modify it.

Step 4. Enter the RGB numbers (ex: “98 250 236”) for your selected text color in “Value data” field.

Note: The default RGB value of HilightText is 255 255 255.

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. At last, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

How to Change the Background Color of Highlighted Text in Windows 11 or 10?

To change the background color of the highlighted text in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left pane of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors

 

Step 3. On the right side of the Colors folder, double-click on the Hilight REG_SZ to modify it.

 

Step 4. Enter the RGB numbers (ex: “255 255 255”) for selected text background color in the “Value data” field.

Note: The default RGB value of HilightText is 0 120 215.

Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. Finally, restart your computer to apply the changes.

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