Enabling Windows 8 "Aero Aurora" Wallpaper Auto-colourization

In the latest Windows 8 releated hacks and tweaks is the "ability for Aero's glass colour to change depending on the dominant colour of the wallpaper." It turns out that enabling the feature is fairly straightforward, and it requires nothing more than inserting a line of text into a .theme file.Win-HD posted an archive containing […]

In the latest Windows 8 releated hacks and tweaks is the "ability for Aero's glass colour to change depending on the dominant colour of the wallpaper." It turns out that enabling the feature is fairly straightforward, and it requires nothing more than inserting a line of text into a .theme file.

Win-HD posted an archive containing the files needed to enable this tweak. The only useful files in the archive are the modified .theme files for Aero Lite and Aero Normal.

To enable this tweak, one simply needs to:

  • Open aero.theme in Notepad
  • Go down to the [VisualStyles] section, and delete the line starting with ColorizationColor
  • Insert a line in that same spot: AutoColorization=1
  • Save the file and reload theme in Personalization

Windows 8: Aero Aurora Colour

You download the file here.