How to Turn ON Windows 10 Dark Theme?

Staring at our computers and smartphones for a long time seems almost impossible even though it’s uncomfortable sometimes.

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The effect of staring at a screen for long is eyestrain, and this is because of the blue light emitted by the screen. As a Windows 10 user, you can reduce this strain by taking the total advantage of the Windows 10 dark mode feature.

It’s an easy way to customize your system’s colour to display darker tones that are easier on your eyes. Note that dark theme/dark mode is only available on Windows 10 latest updates.

What is Windows 10 Dark Theme?

We can find dark themes in different operating systems, web browsers and most recently, different apps. They are a type of a system-level colour scheme users can use to change the colour of features like background and menus to dark colours.

Dark theme help to improve the performance of the system and since the Windows 10 dark them is just a simple colour customization option, you can turn on the option to darken the overall look of your display.

Although not all aspect of the system will turn to dark theme especially third-party apps, they will need to be activated separately. Windows 10 dark theme is only expected to affect default system apps like File Explorer, Calculator, Microsoft Store, and Mail.

How to Enable Windows 10 Dark Theme?

  • Click on the Windows Start menu icon, locate the settings icon at the bottom left corner of the screen and then select Settings. You can also access the Settings page by typing Settings into the search bar on the left side of the taskbar and press the enter key.
  • In the Settings page, select Personalization

  • Next, select Colors
  • In the Choose your default Windows mode section and select Dark. Below it, you can also select a default app mode (Dark/Light). This mode allows your app to stay on Light or Dark mode while your Windows is on Dark mode.

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  • After selecting the various modes, you are done.

You can start enjoying the all-new Windows 10 Dark theme.

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