How Do I Change the Color of the Functions Palette Title Bar in LabVIEW?

Updated Dec 30, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I'd like to change the color of the Functions Palette in LabVIEW as it's really hard to read the title.


There is not a native way to change the color of the title bar of the Functions Palette in LabVIEW. However you can edit the Windows Registries to change the color of the title bars in Windows. The procedure listed works for Windows 10. Take into consideration that the majority -if not all - of these procedures require the user to have Admin Rights in the machine or explicit privileges to install, configure services and/or change registries. If you do not have Admin Rights, get in contact with your IT Administrator so they can either, grant you temporary Admin Rights or help you with the troubleshooting:


  1. In the Windows menu open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Personalization » Colors.
  3. Enable the Show color on Start, taskbar, action center, and title bar option if it's not enabled.
  4. Disable the Automatically pick an accent color from my background option if enabled.
  5. Choose the color you want to apply to the title bar under Accent Color.
  6. Open the Windows Registry Editor:
a. Press Win+R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog.
b. Type regedit
c. Press Enter.
  1. Go to the following Registry key:


  1. Create a new 32-bit DWORD value named AccentColorInactive:
a. Click on Edit » New » DWORD (32-bit Value).

Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows 10 you have to create a 32-bit DWORD value.

b. Don't set any value data yet. Click OK.
c. Double click the value named AccentColor already existent in the DWM folder and copy its Value Data.
d. Open the AccentColorInactive created and paste the copied Value Data.
e. Click OK.
  1. Close the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Reopen the Setting app and set another color under Accent Color and close the Settings app.