How to Enable Dark Theme in Windows 10 (No Registry Tweaks)

Joel Lee 24-08-2016

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 was somewhat problematic for a handful of users 16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to Fix Them The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings many improvements, but it has also introduced a host of new problems and annoyances. Here's how to troubleshoot and fix them. Read More , but it also brought a lot of awesome and much-needed improvements to the operating system 9 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Features You'll Love Are you still on the fence about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? We have summarized the most important new features. Be sure to try all of them if you've already upgraded! Read More … including a Dark theme for Windows 10 apps.


Not long ago, we showed you how to enable this Dark theme by tweaking certain values in the Windows Registry How to Unlock the Dark Themes in Windows 10 Apps Windows 10 lets you change your panes to all sorts of colors, but there's no obvious way to change their background. Here's a tweak that lets you darken some apps. Read More , but the Anniversary Update now lets you turn it on and off with a single mouse click.

Don’t have the Anniversary Update yet? Check out our quick guide to Windows Update How to Manage Windows Update in Windows 10 For control freaks, Windows Update is a nightmare. It works in the background, and keeps your system safe and running smoothly. We show you how it works and what you can customize. Read More to see why you haven’t gotten it yet.


Launch the Settings app and navigate to Personalization > Colors. On that page, scroll down to the bottom and look for the Choose your app mode setting, then switch it to Dark.

From now on, the appearance of all core Windows 10 apps and interface elements will take on the dark theme. This should be more comfortable for your eyes if you regularly use your computer at night or in rooms without much light Sleep Better & Improve Your Health By Changing How You Use Your Computer Computer work must not be hard on your body. Simple changes that only cost you minutes each day can have a great impact. Here are some tools to help you out. Read More .


On top of this, there are a handful of other neat tricks in the Anniversary Update 10 New Tricks of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update You Must Try The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is chock full of new features, but many aren't immediately obvious. Here we have summarized subtle and hidden tips and tricks you should really try out! Read More that you should try out ASAP.

Do you prefer the Light or Dark themes for Windows 10? Tell us why in the comments!

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  1. Oswaldo
    August 26, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I use the Light theme in my laptop and in my smartphone as well. (Oh yes, both are Windows 10 devices with the Anniversary Update).

    • Joel Lee
      August 29, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      To be honest, I think I like the Light theme better as well. :)