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Need help with background color

Arizona Willie

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For some unknown reason, the background color on my SP1 Start Scree ( Metro screen ) whatever the hell they call it with all the tiles ... has turned to an ugly yellow / orange color.

I don't know what I did to cause it.

I've gone to the desktop and poked around in Display and Personalize and haven't located a background color for the screen. Desktop background ... no problem ... I have it set to Black.

How can I change the background color of that screen?


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Hi, @Arizona Willie

To Change Tile Background Color (Windows 8.1)
  1. Open Start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then tapping Start. (Or, if you're using a mouse, point to the lower-left corner of the screen, move your mouse all the way into the corner, and then click Start.)
  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
  3. Tap or click Personalize, and then tap or click the background, background color, and accent color you want. The background and accent colors you pick will show up in a few other places too, like the charms and the sign–in screen.