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How to Change the Background Color of highlighted or selected Text on Windows 10

Written by Wyatt Surrey

Would you like to change the highlight color to your preferred color every time you highlight or select some text? Usually people change the background color because they find the default color boring or boring and want to show off a unique or great color. In this tutorial, I’ll show you How to change the background color of highlighted or selected text on a Windows 10 PC and laptop. You can make the texts on your PC or laptop colorful by following the steps below.

Why change the colors?

Color and emotion are closely related. Compared to cool colors, warm colors can evoke different emotions, and compared to soft colors, light colors can evoke different sensations. It all depends on how the psychological effects of color are used.

Colors can make us happy or sad, and they can make us hungry or relaxed. These reactions are rooted in psychological influence, biological regulation and cultural imprinting.

Because of this, you need to be careful when choosing a background for your PC or laptop or choosing the colors of the highlighted text. Read below for expertise.

Change the background color of the highlighted text in Windows 10 PC and Laptop

  • Go to Registration editor by going to search Box and type Reg.
  • A User Account Control Panel opens and asks if you want this app to make changes to your device. click Yes.
  • Go to the following key:
ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelColors
  • Double click on the right Highlight.
  • A Edit string Dialog box opens.
  • By doing In the Value data section, enter the three-digit numbers, which are the RGB numbers that represent the colors.
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  • Enter an RGB number from the website and put it into the Measured value Box, for example 102,255.25.
  • Then click OK.
  • You’re welcome Start anew the computer to make the changes.
  • After restarting your PC or laptop and you’re back on your desktop, try highlighting some text and you will find the color you selected.
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Change the background color of highlighted text in Windows 10 (step-by-step picture guide)
Step-by-step picture instructions

Change the color of the highlighted text in Windows 10 PC & Laptop

  • Go to Registration editor by going to search Box and typing Reg.
  • A Registration editingr window opens.
  • Go to the following key:
ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelColors
  • Double click on the right HilightText.
  • A Edit string Dialog box opens.
  • By doing Measured value In the section, enter the three-digit numbers, which are the RGB numbers that represent the colors.
  • You’re welcome Start anew Your computer to make it work.
  • After you Start anew and you are back on your desktop, try highlighting some text and you will see that the color you selected earlier is the color of the text.
Change the color of the highlighted text on Windows 10 PC & Laptop (step-by-step picture guide)
Step-by-step picture instructions

That’s it! We hope this guide helps you understand how to change the background color of highlighted or selected text on a Windows 10 laptop and PC. Good luck!


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About the author

Wyatt Surrey

Wyatt Serrey has spent over 17 years working in the tech industry and also been a Windows fan since he used Windows XP on his computer. He loves to help and teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps.

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