Windows 11 allows you to change the color of the taskbar in Windows 11, but have you noticed that the option “Show accent color on Start and Taskbar” is grayed out in the Settings app. The root cause of this issue on Windows 11 is the Light theme. Windows doesn’t allow you to set an accent color to the taskbar unless you have set the Windows appearance to Dark. If you set the Light theme on Windows 11 machine and try to visit Settings > Personalization > Colors, you’ll see the “Show accent color on Start and taskbar” option is grayed out.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on solving the issue “Show Accent Color on Start and Taskbar” grayed out on Windows 11. Apart from that, you will also learn to change the Taskbar color of your choice.
How to Quickly Fix “Show Accent Color on Start and Taskbar” Grayed Out on Windows 11?
To enable the option “Show accent color on Start and Taskbar” in Windows 11 Settings, use the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Settings app.
To do that, right-click on the
Step 2. When the Windows 11 Settings appears on the screen, select
Step 3. After that, click the
Step 4. Under the Colors settings page, locate the option labeled “Choose your mode” and select the option
Step 5. If you selected
However, suppose you have chosen the
Step 6. When you’re done, move to the “Accent Color” section and pick a color in the grid that you want to apply to your taskbar. If you can’t find a color of your choice, you can choose a custom color by clicking the
Step 7. Next, turn On the toggle switch beside “Show accent color on Start and taskbar.”
Once you complete the above steps, the chosen color will be applied immediately to the Windows 11 Taskbar.