This is a quick tutorial to explain how to automatically colorize Windows 11 File Explorer icon glyphs with accent color.
Usually when you change the accent color of Windows, the Explorer icon colors don’t get affected automatically. But there is a free tool called AccentColorizer that can do this. And in this post, I will talk about how to use this tool. This is basically an open-source tool that runs in the background and as soon as you change the accent color of Windows, it will also colorize the Explorer glyph icons accordingly.
How to Automatically Colorize Windows 11 Explorer Icon Glyphs with Accent Color?
To use the AccentColorizer, just go ahead and get the EXE file from the GitHub releases here. If the browser shows the download warning, then it’s okay to ignore that. The program is open source and not being signed is the reason why you see a warning message.
Just double click on the EXE file and then wait for it to apply the accent color. This is as simple as that. You will instantly see the changes and if you don’t see them then just restart Explorer.
The program runs in the background and detects the accent color changes. If you do not want it to stay running in the background then you can run it one time with a simple command line argument below.
In this way, you can now easily match the accent color with the color of icon glyphs in Explorer. AccentColorizer can automate the process and I liked the fact that you can run it on demand and apply the accent color changes manually.
I don’t know why Windows doesn’t automatically change the color of Explorer icons after changing the accent color. Till this feature is added to Windows, you can use AccentColorizer tool that I have mentioned here. Also, you will like this tool if you are a desktop customization enthusiast.