Prevent User From Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, we are explaining how to prevent users from changing the Windows Color and Appearance in Windows 8. By default, the user can use the Windows Color and Appearance in Windows Control Panel. If you want to change the Windows color then you right-click on the Personalized tab in Desktop Mode and can change it.
  
If you want to prevent users from changing the Windows Color and Appearance then you can click on the "Enable " Button for disabling the Windows color. If you have enabled this setting then none of the Windows Color settings can be changed by the user. Windows 8 helps you prevent modification of the Windows Color and Appearance.
This setting prevents users from using the Control Panel to change the glass color and color scheme of the Desktop and Windows. If you specify "Disabled" or "Not Configured", the Window color page or color scheme dialog is available in the Personalized or Display Control Panel.
 
If you want to see the options for the Windows Color and Appearance then right-click on the desktop and select Personalized, before "Prevent Changing Windows Color and Appearance". You will see the option for changing the Windows Color and Appearance. These areas are seen in the following figure.
 
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Steps How to Prevent Users from Changing Windows Color and Appearance

 
Step 1
 
In the Windows 8 OS, you can move the cursor on the right bottom and click on the search box. In the search box, you can specify what you want.
 
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Step 2
 
In the search box, you enter the "gpedit.msc" under the application tab and click on the window that is shown.
 
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Step 3
 
In the window that is shown, you will see the "Local Group Policy Editor" window.
 
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Step 4
 
In this step, I want to Prevent Changing Windows Color and Appearance. Click on the User Configuration, sub-category Administrative Template, sub-category Control Panel, sub-category Personalization and click on the "Prevent Changing Windows Color and Appearance".
 

User Configuration << Administrative Template << Control Panel << Personalization

 
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Step 5
 
In this step right-click on the "Prevent Changing Windows Color and Appearance" and select the edit tab and click on the edit tab.
 
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Step 6
 
If you click on the Enable Button then you can not change the Windows Color and Appearance and if you click on the Disable Button then you can change the Window Color and Appearance. You can click on the Enable Button for disabling the Windows Color and Appearance and click on the Apply or OK Button.
 
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Step 7
 
After step 6 is complete, right-click on your Desktop and select the Personalized tab. In this tab now you cannot change the Window Color and Appearance.
 
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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about Prevent User From Changing Color and Appearance in Windows 8.