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Custom themes in Files

Files comes with a large collection of custom background colors but additional customization is available for advanced users.

Advanced themeing

To access theme values that are not exposed in the settings modal

  1. Open Files settings > Advanced > Edit settings file. This will open the main settings file in your default text editor.
  2. Close the app before making any changes to the settings file.

Available resources for themeing

Key Default value
AppThemeBackgroundColor #00000000
AppThemeAddressBarBackgroundColor #00000000
AppThemeSidebarBackgroundColor #00000000
AppThemeFileAreaBackgroundColor #00000000
AppThemeFontFamily Segoe UI Variable

Sample themes

Glass (requires Windows 11)

Key Value
AppThemeBackgroundColor #00000000
AppThemeAddressBarBackgroundColor #00000001
AppThemeSidebarBackgroundColor #00000001
AppThemeFileAreaBackgroundColor #00000001

Finder

Key Value
AppThemeBackgroundColor #221d28
AppThemeAddressBarBackgroundColor #38343c
AppThemeSidebarBackgroundColor #464449
AppThemeFileAreaBackgroundColor #221d28