Dark Mode is a feature of many apps and operating systems such as macOS and Android or iOS. It turns your windows black, changes text and icons to lighter colors and makes everything look more shady. It's a neat look if you prefer to work with darker tones, or prefer to work in darker environments, where a bright screen can be hard on the eyes.
The feature also provides some battery savings if you have an OLED display device. In this guide we will show you how to enable dark mode in Windows 10 in a few easy steps.
Turn on Windows 10 dark mode
In the October 10, 2018 update, Microsoft expanded the dark theme to include all parts of File Explorer. This means that you become even darker for the money when you activate the dark mode below. Here's how to enable it in the latest version of Windows 10.
Step 1 : Go to Windows 10 settings. You can either type it in the Windows search bar or click the gear icon in the Start menu.
Step 2 : Go to Personalization which has an icon for a brush over a computer screen.
Step 3 : When the window opens, click on Colors in the left sidebar.
Step 4 : Scroll to the middle of the page and look for the section that says Select your default Windows mode . You then want to click on the option that says Select your color . You want to click on the box and select the option that says Dark .
Step 5 : This step is optional, but you can also choose an accent color. Scroll up to the color palette at the top of the "Colors" window. When dark mode is enabled, the accent color is even more important to help you find the boundaries of Windows and find where everything is at a glance.
We recommend that you steer clear of the very dark colors, such as the dark green and gray, as they are more difficult to detect. The lighter, more noticeable colors are generally a better bet. The reds are especially wild, while the blues add the most visibility. That said, it's really your decision. The changes are immediate, so click around until you find a color that works.
Keep in mind that many apps also allow you to change color settings for the individual app. So if you find the perfect accent combination, but find that it doesn't work with your apps, there is a way to fix it. Go to the app's original settings and look for options to change the theme or color mode.
Bonus Tips: Changing Microsoft Office to the Dark Mode
If you do a lot of work at Office and wish it would also be darker, we have good news: It can!
First go to the "File" tab and select "Options" ". In the sidebar, make sure you are in the "General" section. Halfway down this section, you'll see a heading that says "Customize your copy of Microsoft Office."
In this section, one of the last choices should be the Office theme. Select this and switch to "Black." You're done!