Use solid color for Start background

This policy setting controls the Start background visuals. If you enable this policy setting the Start background will use a solid color. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Start background will use the default visuals. Note: If this policy setting is enabled users can continue to select a color in Start Personalization. However setting the accent will have no effect.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DWM # DisableAccentGradient

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Desktop Window Manager


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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