How to Use a Dark Theme in Windows 10 ?

The dark theme activated on Windows 10

Since version 1809, Windows 10 has a dark mode, also called a “dark theme” or “black theme” .

In this tutorial, we will see how to activate this dark theme on Windows 10 to improve your visual comfort !

Windows 10 dark mode

As the name suggests, Dark Mode applies a black theme to applications and system.

Enable dark mode in Windows 10

It allows you to rest your eyes and fight fatigue if you spend a lot of time in front of your computer screen or if you work in the dark; it also significantly reduces energy consumption.

By activating it, the dark theme will automatically apply to all Windows applications (UWP applications): applications integrated into Windows 10 such as Mail, Contacts, Photos… as well as Microsoft Store applications (if the application supports it) .

Please note, the dark theme will not apply to desktop applications (Win32 applications). Only a few desktop applications respect this setting, such as File Explorer or Paint.NET.


Activate the dark theme

  • Open the Settings.
  • Click Personalization > Colors.
  • Under “Choose your color“, select Dark.

Well, Windows 10 is now in Dark Mode !

By selecting Custom, you can choose to apply the dark theme either to the system (taskbar, Start menu, etc.) via Windows mode, or to applications via application mode.

You can help yourself from the visual above to see the modifications made chosen parameter.

Congratulations! You have activated the Dark Mode theme on Windows 10.

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