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Level 1

change color on company file

I accidently hit some strange combination of keys this morning (turned on Narrator), and when I cleared it, the company banner color is now light gray. This is the case on both company files I use, so it seems to be a Quickbooks change, and not company change. Additionally, there is no option under Edit > Preferences > Desktop View (or General) allowing me to change it back. Any ideas as to what could have happened, and how to reverse it, so I can differentiate my company files by color?

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

change color on company file

Navigate to Edit > Preferences > Desktop View > Windows Settings > Display

Is the Night light toggle ON?

Level 1

change color on company file

I did have night toggle on, but it's not scheduled to come on until 10pm. Not sure why, but when I went back into the file, the color was there, and so was the change option. smh.....

Thank you for your input!

Level 1

change color on company file

Can I change the color of the icon bar? It's much too dark.

QuickBooks Team

change color on company file

Yes, you can always change the color of the icon bar according to your preference, @Toni8935.


To achieve this, please follow the outlined steps below:


  1. Go to the Edit tab and click Preferences.
  2. Under the My Preferences tab, tick the box beside Switch to colored icons / light background on the Top Icon Bar.
  3. In the Company file color scheme field, choose the color you want. 
  4. After that, you'll immediately see the color bar will change to the color that you've selected.
  5. Click OK. 


Also, if in case you want to add a new icon bar item, refer to these steps:


  1. Select the Rightwards Arrow located in the upper right-hand before the search field.
  2. Click Customize Icon Bar.
  3. In the Customize Icon Bar window, tap the Add button.
  4. In the Add Icon Bar Item, choose the option you want to add. You can also edit the Label and Description.
  5. Hit the OK button twice.



That's it! You'll now be able to change the color of your icon bar. Feel free to come back here again if you have other QuickBooks concerns. I'm here if you need further assistance. Have a good one. 

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