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Creating a Custom Color Scheme for the Desktop Searchbar in the Windows Registry


Desktop Integration Package 12.0.316+ (October 2013)

End-users can select an out-of-the-box predefined color scheme for the Desktop Searchbar (see Changing the Desktop Searchbar Colors). It is also possible to create a custom color scheme for the Desktop Searchbar, for example to match your organization official colors.

Note: Desktop Integration Package 12.0.1888+ (September 2016) You can create custom color schemes in a JSON file stored on the web server from which the DIP gets results, without requiring your end-users to create registry keys on their machine.

For search interfaces powered by Coveo .NET Front-End, create and refer to the file containing the color schemes in the DIP JSON configuration file (see Customizing Desktop Integration Package (DIP) Bitmaps and Colors).

To create a custom color scheme for the Desktop Searchbar in the Windows registry

  1. Log in to a computer on which the Desktop Integration Package is installed.

  2. Turn off the Desktop Integration Package by selecting the contextual menu of the Coveo Desktop Integration Package system icon , and then selecting Exit in the contextual menu.

  3. Open the Windows Registry Editor (by pressing the Windows+r keys, and then typing regedit).

  4. In the Registry Editor:

    1. Search or navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Coveo > Search Bar > SearchBarScheme.

    2. Right-click SearchBarScheme, and then select New > Key.

    3. In the new folder, enter a name for your new color scheme. This name however is not the color scheme name that the end-user will see.

    4. Right-click the new folder, select New > String Value, and create each of the string values described in the following table.

      Tip: You can start with colors from one of the out-of-the-box color schemes (see Default Desktop Searchbar Color Schemes).

      Name Value (example) Description
      Default 0

      Set to 1 to make this scheme the default scheme.

      Important: Only one scheme must be the default theme otherwise the DIP will not start.

      Name My Theme The scheme name visible to the end-user in the Predefined color scheme drop-down list in the DIP options. Do not enclose the name between {}.
      SearchbarBackgroundResultColor #C8C8C8 Search results background color
      SearchbarBackgroundSearchColor #E1E1E1 Search section background color
      SearchbarCloseButtonBorderColor #ABABAB Close button border color
      SearchbarInterfaceLabelColor #F3F3F3 Available search interface list text color
      SearchbarSearchButtonOverColor #F68D3B Search button hover background color
      SearchbarFormBorderColor #ABABAB Search section border color
      SearchbarSearchTextboxBorderColor #BDBDBD Search box border color
      SearchbarUndockButtonBorderColor #ABABAB Undock button border color
      SearchButtonBorderColor #D36C00 Search button border color
      SearchButtonColor #F47F24 Search button background color
  5. Restart the DIP by selecting the Windows Start button, typing Coveo Search Bar, and then pressing Enter.

  6. From the DIP options, select the newly created color scheme (see Changing the Desktop Searchbar Colors).

  7. Validate that the scheme appears as expected.

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