Windows – Google Chrome changed Title Bar Color – Does not inherit correct color from Windows Classic Theme

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I have Window 7 32 Bit wherein I have set the default Windows Classic Theme. Title Bar color of all apps by default is therefore Blue. Same was the case with Google Chrome. However since yesterday it has changed the color of Title Bar as Grey on its own even when the app is in focus.
I am not sure how to restore it back.

I tried clearing complete cache, browser history & uninstall chrome and reinstall a fresh copy with latest version 53.0.2785.116 & restart PC.

At this juncture I want to avoid System Restore. The last restore point I have is where I successfully managed to get the Realtek LAN driver working & I don’t want to disturb that for now.

How to fix this now? Are there any hidden registry settings or tweaks whereby Google Chrome can default to standard Windows Classic Theme color for its Title Bar?

Screenshot is added below. Respective windows were in focus when each section of screen was captured.

Thanks.

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Best Answer

Having spent a bit of time googling this issue, the best I can tell is that google for some reason decided to change the background color in its latest update.

I’ve only been able to return it to a blue by installing what is either a ‘theme’ or an ‘extension’ (not sure which), as recommended on this google products forum page:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/JlFMkwbxWes

I’m not finding it to be exactly as before, but it does at least return a good color contrast between tabs and border.