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Change the Color of Active File and Folder Links (All Windows)

This setting controls the link color of the active files and folders when using the web view (single-click) display method.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, named "HotTrackingColor" and set it to equal an RGB color value. For example red is "255 0 0" and the default blue is "0 0 255".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|HotTrackingColorREG_SZ"0 0 255"|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
Value Name: HotTrackingColor
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Color in RGB

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Last modified: August 16, 2002