Quickstart Guides

Changing Background Color in Windos 7

Updated 1 January 2014

Step 1: Right click on Desktop

Step 2: Select Personalize

Step 3: Select Window Color

Step 4: Select Advanced Appearance Settings

Step 5: Click in White Space where it says “Window Text”

Step 6: Select the drop down list under “Color 1”

Step 7: Choose Other

Step 8:  Choose preferred background color by clicking on a color and adjusting the hue

Step 9: Select OK > A sample of new background color appears in Active Window > Select OK

Step 10:  Select Apply

Step 11: The screen should reset, open MS Word to see if the background color was applied