How to Change Microsoft Edge Splash Screen Color From the Default Blue?

Want to change Microsoft Edge’s splash screen color from the default blue (#0078D7) to a custom color? Here is how to do that using the Registry Editor.

Note: Information in this article does not apply to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium). It’s applicable to the old Microsoft Edge browser only.

To set your preferred color, start Regedit.exe and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\SystemAppData\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SplashScreen\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge

In the right-pane, double-click BackgroundColor and set its data to a valid RGB value.

Exit the Registry Editor.

Color Selection

To set a dull color for the splash screen, you may use #aabbcc, which looks like this:

Full black is #000000, and full white is #FFFFFF, which is as good as Splash screen disabled.

Or you may set it to #F2F2F2 which is also the default Microsoft Edge’s client area background, to get the effect of no splash screen at all.

Custom Color

Pick a color using RGB Color Codes Chart, or using the built-in Paint.

Start Paintbrush (mspaint.exe) and click the Edit colors button in the toolbar.

Pick a color from the list, or make up a custom color.

Note down the Red : Green : Blue (RGB) values, and convert each color code to HEX format using the calculator (programmer mode). There are also websites that help convert the values to HEX for you. For example, if you got 106 92 108 in the Edit Colors dialog, the HEX equivalent would be #66606C [ that is 66 60 6C].

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

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