How to Enable Dark mode on Windows 10

Aamir Khan

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Are you using the default color and themes of windows 10, and you want to change the brightness and colors of your PC? Here’s how to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 10 and set custom colors across your apps and menus in Windows 10

You have been using the default white Light of your PC, of windows ten, for a long time and want to make your PC Dark like in Android. And if you most of your time using the screen for your work or anything else, then it is highly recommended that you use the dark theme to protect your eyes as there are just words that are in white and are easy to read. Plus, a study by Google found that you’ll use 60% less energy on a device with Dark Mode enabled. 

How to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 10

You can enable dark Mode by following just a few processes, and all your UI will be changed to dark, even apps and web pages. And can manually adjust the interface of any app that you like.

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Go to the Setting by clicking the gear-like icon above the power icon.
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You can also go to Setting by clicking Win+i on your keyboard.

  • Click on Personalization.
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  • Go to the Colors tab.
  • Scroll down and click on the Dark button under “Choose your default app mode.”

After selecting the dark Mode, your Setting app will instantly be changed to black or dark (as well as other Windows apps).

To get the whole Dark Mode experience, you’ll want to ensure your desktop background is also dark. To achieve this, you can change your desktop background to black by following these steps:

Turn Your Desktop Black

  • Go to Settings > Personalization > Background.
  • Under Background, select Solid color from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the black option under “Choose your background color.”
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If you don’t like the solid dark or black color, then you can choose any custom color.

Some things still have the same appearance as before, like your Taskbar, so we should also change to enjoy the dark Mode in windows 10.

Turn Your Accent Color Dark

  • Go to Settings > Colors.
  • Under “Choose your accent color,” pick a dark grey color. You can also let Windows pick an accent color based on your Background. If you want to choose the color, select one from Windows colors.

Except for these colors, you can also choose a custom color, and if you select such a color in which text is much harder to read, windows will warn you about that.

  • At the bottom of the Colors menu, check the options under “Show Accent color on the following surfaces.”
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You can apply the accent color to the Start menu, the Taskbar, the action center, title bars, and window borders.

Enable Dark mode on Windows 10

You have changed most of the UI into Dark, but some elements can still be transformed into Dark.

Turn File Explorer and Control Panel Dark

However, setting your PC to a dark theme will not change the appearance of windows explorer and the control panel. You should adjust it manually by setting the default app mode to Dark.

Follow the steps below to change your default app setting to Dark Mode.

  • Update Windows 10 to the latest version by entering the Setting>update and security.
  • Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors. The default app mode will be set to Light.
  • Change the Setting by clicking the “Dark” button under “Choose your default app mode.”
  • This will change the File Explorer dark.

By following the above steps, the Control Panel will also be dark.

 Turn Other Windows Apps Dark

If you are on the latest version of Windows 10, you can also change the Windows app to Dark Mode.

  • Update to Windows to the latest version.
  • Open any Windows app
  • Go to Settings.
  • Find and choose Dark Mode.

You maybe find the dark Mode under Personalization.

Turn Microsoft Edge Dark

You can manually change the browser of your PC to Dark if you want to.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the three dots in the top right area near the address bar. Click on Settings and more.
  3. Choose settings.
  • Under “Choose a theme,” select Dark.
  • You can now start browsing in Dark Mode.

If you prefer another browser than Edge, you can also turn on the dark theme in your browser.

Turn Microsoft Office Dark

Dark Mode is not restricted to a few apps or software. You can also change Microsoft office to Dark.

  • Open any Office app. 
  • Click on File > Account.
  • Change the Office Theme to Dark Gray or Black.

Dark Mode is a great way to switch up your screen display. Now that you know how to turn the feature on a Windows device, here’s how to enable low power mode in MAC.

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