Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10

Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10: With the introduction of Windows 10, users have a lot of control over Windows appearance and colors associated with their system. Users can choose an accent color, turn on/off transparency effects, show accent color on Title bars etc but you won’t find any setting which prevents Windows from changing color and appearance. Well, many users don’t like to change the appearance or colors of their system frequently, so in order to maintain the appearance of the system, you could activate the settings which stop Windows from changing color and appearance in Windows 10.

Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10

Also, companies like to maintain a decorum by restricting users to stop changing color and appearance in Windows 10. Once the setting is enabled, you can see an alert message saying “Some settings are managed by your organization” when you try to change color and appearance. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Stop Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10 using Gpedit.msc

Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home Edition users, instead use Method 2.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.

gpedit.msc in run

2.Now navigate to the following policy settings:

Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel >Personalization

3.Make sure to select Personalization then in the right-window pane double-click on “Prevent changing color and appearance“.

Prevent changing color and appearance in group policy editor

4.Next, to prevent chaning color and appearance in Windows 10 checkmark “Enabled” then click Apply followed by OK.

To prevent changing color and appearance in Windows 10 checkmark Enabled

5.In future, if you need to allow changing color and appearance then checkmark Not Configured or Disabled.

6.Close Local Group Policy Editor then restart your PC.

7.To test if this setting work, press Windows Key + I to open Settings.

8.Click on Personalization then from the left-hand menu select Color.

9.Now you will notice that “Choose your color” will be greyed out and there will be a notice in red which says “Some settings are managed by your organization“.

Some settings are managed by your organization in color window under personalization

10.That’s it, users are prevented from changing color and appearance on your PC.

Method 2: Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10 using Registry

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3.Right-click on System then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on System then select New DWORD (32-bit) Value

4.Name this newely created DWORD as NoDispAppearancePage then double-click on it to edit its value.

Change the value of NoDispAppearancePage to 1 to prevent changing color and appearance in Windows 10

5.In the Value data field type 1 then click OK to prevent changing color and appearance in Windows 10.

6.Now follow the exact same steps to create the DWORD NoDispAppearancePage in the following place:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Create the DWORD NoDispAppearancePage under system for all users

6.If in future you need to allow changing color and appearance then simply right-click on the NoDispAppearancePage DWORD and select Delete.

To allow changing color and appearance delete NoDispAppearancePage DWORD

7.Close Registry Editor then reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Prevent Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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1 Comment

  1. Abelardo

    Hi.
    I’ve checked these two options but still can’t modify the appearance which was changed with a Win10 update.
    I get the message “Some settings are managed by your organization“. after that update and also get my appearance back if I deinstall such update.
    Running Win10 Pro version 1803.

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