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Creating a Custom Color Scheme for the Outlook Sidebar in the Windows Registry

Deprecated

Desktop Integration Package 12.0.316+ (October 2013)

End-users can select an out-of-the-box predefined color scheme for the Outlook Sidebar (see Changing the Outlook Sidebar Colors). It is also possible to create a custom color scheme for the Outlook Sidebar, 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.

Depending on the search framework powering the Desktop Integration Package (DIP) search interfaces:

To create a custom color scheme for the Outlook Sidebar in the Windows registry

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

  2. Close Outlook.

  3. 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.

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

  5. In the Registry Editor:

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

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

    3. For 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.

      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 {}.
      GripColor   Color of the bar used to resize the number of available search interface tabs.
      GripPointsColor   Color of the three dots in the bar used to resize the number of available search interface tabs.
      MainColor   Main Sidebar color
      OutlookTheme   Leave this string empty. Used only for out-of-the-box schemes.
      SearchButtonColor   Search button color
      SearchButtonColorPressed   Search button color when pressed.
      SidebarBorderColor   Color of the vertical bar used to resize the Sidebar.
      TabColor   Tab text color when not selected neither hovered.
      TabSelectedColor   Tab text color when selected.
      TabHoveredColor   Tab text color when hovered.
      TabSeparatorColor   Color of the tab separator
      BrowserBackgroundColor   Background color of contact personal information zone
      BrowserConversationSelectedColor   Highlight color for the selected email
      BrowserStrokeColor   Color of lines separating various Sidebar sections
      BrowserTabBackgroundColor   Tab background color
  6. Restart the DIP by selecting the Windows Start button, typing Coveo Search Bar, and then pressing Enter.

  7. Restart Outlook.

  8. From the DIP options, select the newly created color scheme (see Changing the Outlook Sidebar Colors).

  9. Validate that the scheme appears as expected.

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