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Enable or Disable Auto Color Management for Apps in Windows 11

Creative professionals and enthusiasts care about fully calibrated, accurate colors because it helps to make sure colors remain consistent from the beginning to the end of their projects. Auto color management on SDR (standard dynamic range) displays in Windows 11 provides system-level color management to ensure that colors across Windows apps appear accurately and consistently on supported displays—whether the apps are color-managed or not.

Auto color management also helps new and updated apps render more colors with greater accuracy. This provides extra detail and fewer color artifacts (for example, in gradients, shadows, and darker scenes or pictures). With auto color management, apps can use billions of colors with 10-16 bits of precision. Even on displays that only support 8-bit color, auto color management helps to improve color quality by using different techniques, such as dithering.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Automatically manage color for apps for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Show Encrypted or Compressed NTFS files in Color in Windows 11

The NTFS file system volumes support file and folder compression on an individual file basis. The file compression algorithm used by the NTFS file system is Lempel-Ziv compression. This is a lossless compression algorithm, which means that no data is lost when compressing and decompressing the file, as opposed to lossy compression algorithms such as JPEG, where some data is lost each time data compression and decompression occur.

The Encrypted File System, or EFS, provides an additional level of security for files and folders. It provides cryptographic protection of individual files on NTFS file system volumes using a public-key system.

You can turn on to show file name text of encrypted files and folders in green color and compressed files and folders in blue color.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Color of Sticky Notes in Windows 11

The Microsoft Sticky Notes app is the simple way to quickly save something for later, so you can stay in the flow. With Sticky Notes, you can create notes, type, ink or add a picture, add text formatting, stick them to the desktop, move them around there freely, close them to the Notes list, and sync them across devices and apps like OneNote Mobile, Microsoft Launcher for Android, and Outlook for Windows.

You select to have your sticky notes use a Light, Dark, or Use my Windows mode color mode. The color mode changes the background and font colors of the note and the note list to either light or dark, but not the note header.

You can also select a color from the note header you want for each sticky note.

This tutorial will show you how to change the color of sticky notes for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Color of Translucent Selection Rectangle in Windows 11

The translucent selection rectangle is the box you see when you left click and hold, and then drag the pointer over items to select them when you release the left click.

The border color of the selection rectangle is solid blue by default.

The color inside the selection rectangle is a translucent version of the solid blue color by default.

If you like, you can change the border and/or inside color to the same or different custom color(s) of your choice.

This tutorial will show you how to change the color of the translucent selection rectangle for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Change News Bar Background Color in Windows 10

The News Bar app brings you the latest news from the Microsoft News network of over 4500 of the world’s most respected journalism brands. In addition, you can configure it to provide you with up to date information throughout the day on your favorite stocks.

Microsoft’s Windows News Bar works just like the Windows Taskbar. It’s there when you need it, where you need it and how you need it. Customize its appearance in settings to find the experience that’s just right for you. If you want to focus, don’t worry, you can minimize the News Bar at any time and then bring it back when you’re ready for it again.

This tutorial will show you how to change the News Bar background color to be transparent or match Windows light or dark theme for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Color and Theme for New Tab Page Customize Menu in Google Chrome

When you have Google set as your default search engine in Google Chrome, you can open a New Tab page in Google Chrome and click/tap on the Customize button at the bottom to see the New Tab page customization menu.

Starting with Google Chrome 77, you can enable the Color and Theme menu to show in the New Tab page customization menu.

The Color and Theme menu allows you to change the Google Chrome browser color scheme using a color you select. You can select from a number of preset colors, the default color, or a custom color.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the Color and Theme menu in the New Tab page customization menu in Google Chrome.

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How to Change Window Frame Color in Windows 10

The window frame color is the frame color used for various elements in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10.

The window frame color is dark gray by default in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the window frame color used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Window Background Color in Windows 10

The window color is the background color used in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10.

The window background color is white by default in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the window background color used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Button Face Color in Windows 10

The button face color is the cell color used in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10

The button face color is light gray by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the button face color used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Window Text Color in Windows 10

The window text color is black by default in Windows 10. These windows include various system windows and dialogs such as File Explorer, Local Group Policy Editor, NotePad, Regsitry Editor, Run, Task Manager, WordPad, etc….

This tutorial will show you how to change the default window text color for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

This includes photos, videos, and games.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide color gamut) color for a display in Windows 10.

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