Windows 10 Bug in Auto-Colorization on Title Bar
Auto-colorization feature was introduced in Windows 8 operating system which automatically configures the color of various UI elements such as Start Menu, program windows titlebars and Taskbar based on the applied desktop wallpaper.
The same feature has been brought to Windows 10 which automatically picks an accent color from desktop background image and applies to title bars, Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center if enabled in Settings app as mentioned in following tutorial:
Recently an AskVG reader “NotCory” contacted us regarding a weird bug found in this auto-colorization feature of Windows 10. He accidentally discovered the bug while changing his desktop wallpaper. It’s a bug about the auto-colorization functionality on title bar.
He shared a few images showing the bug in action. The following image has the Settings -> Personalization -> Colors window and File Explorer window opened, showing that Windows correctly uses a color from the wallpaper on title bar:
But in following image, the reader chooses another wallpaper, then the File Explorer window shows the wrong color (appears as default blue color, but with black text color) instead of the yellow color as Windows chooses in the preview image:
It seems that the problem also happens with other apps/programs, as you can see below, the Snipping Tool also has the default blue color (though the title bar text appears white):
But it’s not clear if this happens with other Wallpapers and Windows 10 versions. I have checked and confirmed this bug in the latest Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607.
You might also want to test it out. The problematic wallpaper can be downloaded from following link:
Download Super Mario 3D Land (SM3DL_Art2.png) Wallpaper (4000×1600 px, 5.88MB)
Feel free to share your feedback about this bug in your comment.