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Start, Taskbar, And Action Center Grayed Out In Windows 10? How To Fix

If you are using the light theme on your computer, you will find that the Start, Taskbar, and Action Center items in the Color Settings menu are grayed out. This means that you cannot change it in the settings. The reason it was disabled is because if Windows allowed you to change the accent color of these elements in a light theme, those elements may not appear as expected on your screen.

However, if you need to work with this option and want it to be enabled, there are several ways to do it. Basically, you can just go into the Settings app and turn on the setting and it will activate it for you.

You can enable this option for both standard and custom themes, but the steps are slightly different for each theme type.

Fix Gray Start, Taskbar, and Action Center option with default theme

One of the quickest ways to fix this option and make it modifiable is to enable the default theme that comes preloaded on your Windows computer. Once you do this, you will find that this setting is no longer grayed out and you can change its settings.

While this method does its job in a few clicks, it actually has a limitation. As you can see from the steps above, you need to apply the default Windows theme to your computer.

If you don’t want to do this, you might want to look for another method to enable this setting in the current theme.

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Enable Gray Start, Taskbar, and Action Center option in custom theme

If you don’t want to leave the current theme, but still want the above option to be enabled, there is actually a method that will allow you to do this.

Basically, it asks you to change the color scheme of your theme, which then activates the greyed out option on your computer.

Every time you change the theme, make sure you enable the option shown in the steps above so that it doesn’t get disabled.

Update screen drivers to fix the problem

The above should solve the problem for most users. However, on rare occasions if that didn’t work for you, you can try updating your display drivers to see if that helps fix the problem.

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