Windows 10: Enable Dark Design and clear – Here’s (Dark Theme)

Windows 10 comes standard with black Taskbar and Start Menu dark. but you can also activate a dark design, the so-called Dark Theme. This window will appear in Windows 10 in a dark look. We show how you can enable or disable it.

Windows 10: Dark Design activate (Dark Theme) - Guidance

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With activated Dark Theme window appear in Windows 10 with a dark background. The Dark Theme is especially helpful at night, when the eyes are more sensitive to brightness.

Tip: As you generally adjust other designs in Windows 10, you read here: Windows 10: Change Design - how it works.

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Windows 10: Dark Design activate (Dark Theme)

Windows 10 with activated Dark Theme.Windows 10 with activated Dark Theme.

To activate the Dark Theme in Windows 10, do you do the following:

  1. Click with the right mouse button on an empty desktop area and selects the Customize entry.
  2. Clicks left on the menu item colors.
  3. Scroll down and activated under mode select the option darkness.

Windows 10 will automatically switch the window colors from light (white) to dark (black).

Windows 10: Here you activate the dark Design (Dark Theme).Windows 10: Here you activate the dark Design (Dark Theme).

Note: This function is available from the Insider Build 14,316th If it is not already shown to you, you have to wait a bit until it is released for regular Windows users via update or her get in touch for free as Windows Insider on, see What is the Windows 10 Insider Program? - Easily explained.

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To disable the Dark Theme (dark mode) again, does it proceed as described above. then selects but under mode select the Light option.

Windows 10: Dark mode activated at the Registry

old instructions

In the past, the dark mode was initially enable only through the registry in Windows 10th However, this was still a pre-release version. For this ye are carried out as follows:

  1. Presses the key combination Windows + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Typing regedit, and pressing the Return key.
  3. Navigate to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes \ Personalize.
  4. If the key Personalize should not exist, you click with the right mouse button on the folder Themes, selects the item New, Key and name the new key Personalize.
  5. Click on the folder Personalize, right click on a blank area and select the entry New, DWORD (32-bit). Forgive as the name AppsUseLightTheme.
  6. Double-clicks AppsUseLightTheme and forgive the value 0, if not already done.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 5 for the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes \ Personalize
  8. Starts Windows 10 again.

Now, if you open the settings for example, with Windows + i, Windows 10 displays them in the Dark Theme. However, the Dark Theme does not apply to all folders and programs in Windows 10th

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