Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Accent Theme Colors in Microsoft Edge


Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

Starting with the Microsoft Edge 89.0.731.0 version and later, you can now enable the Enable picker for color based themes experimental flag in Microsoft Edge that gives a set of options for autogenerated themes based on a base color (aka: accent color).

If enabled, you will be able to select from 15 available accent colors. The accent color is applied to the title bar, toolbar, and the new tab page in Microsoft Edge without being affected by a set light or dark theme.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the accent theme colors feature in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: "Accent color" settings in Microsoft Edge

Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-color-theme-picker into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

3 Select Default (same as enabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Enable picker for color based themes drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink



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