Sunday, May 22, 2016

How To Enable Official Dark Mode In Windows 10

dark mode theme windows 10Short Bytes: The easy and simple option to enable Dark Mode in Windows 10 is one of biggest changes in Windows 10 personalization settings since its launch. This feature was rolled out in the latest Preview Build 14316 along with other features like the ability to port Ubuntu binaries in Windows 10.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 has brought the biggest set of features to Windows 10 operating system. This build is being seen as a preview of the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary aka Redstone Update.
The 14316 build brought numerous features like Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10, early extension support in Microsoft Edge, and my favorite — the Dark Mode in Windows 10.
Earlier, Windows 10 tweakers enabled this hidden setting using Registry Hack. But, the latest Windows update has made it possible to do the same without any hassle.
The Windows 10 Dark Mode reminds me of the dark theme in PDF readers that make it easier to read at night. Microsoft aims to provide the same functionality to make using Windows 10 easier at night. In this post, I’ll show you how to enable and disable official Dark Mode in Windows 10.

How To Enable Official Dark Mode In Windows 10?

Before looking for the suitable settings to enable the official Dark Mode in Windows 10, make sure that you are running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316.
If this build is missing from your PC, you need to update your Windows 10 installation. This could be done by joining the Fast Ring and checking for updates. You can find the steps regarding this in our how to use Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 article.
  • Now, I’ll assume that you are running the latest Windows 10 version and ask you to open Settings on your Windows 10 PC.
  • Now, you need to head to Personalization option and look for Colors.
  • Here you’ll notice a Choose your mode option.
  • Under this option, select Dark to enable the Dark Mode.
To turn off Dark Mode in Windows 10, you need to follow the same steps and choose Light option under the Choose your mode option.
That’s it, you are good to go. This feature will be enabled in most Universal Windows Platform apps and change their color scheme to darker options. Note that some apps might not respond to this setting as they might have their own custom themes.
This feature to enable Dark Mode in Windows 10 was one of the most requested features in users feedbacks. Let’s hope Microsoft continues to listen to its community and brings more features to Windows 10.

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