How to Enable Dark Theme in Windows 11/10

Dark themes are one of the most demanded themes, especially from gamers. After a lot of demand from users, Microsoft has finally enabled this officially. You don’t need any registry hack or worry about your PC going haywire. It’s all official, and here is how you to Enable Dark Theme in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Windows 11 Dark Theme

How to Enable Dark Theme in Windows 11/10

If you want black color all over your Windows because too much white hurts your eyes, then this mode is perfect for you. The method is similar in both, but there is a slight change in the user interface.

Enable Dark Theme in Windows 11

  1. Right-click on an empty place on the Desktop
  2. Select Personalize
  3. Click on Colors
  4. Under Choose your color, you can choose Light or Dark
  5. Apart from this, make sure to choose an accent color that compliments the Dark Theme.

To further enhance it, click on Custom Colors > View Colors. Here you can set a color and look at the color preview. If you want a darker than the dark theme, you can control it here. It is also possible to set a color code and change accordingly.

Enable Dark Theme in Windows 10

Dark Theme Windows 10

  1. Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors
  2. Then choose your color. You can switch between dark and light modes using the dropdown.
  3. Select Dark, and you are all done.
  4. You can also choose to show color only on app title bars in addition to the option to show color on Start, the taskbar, and Action Center.

Another alternate way is to apply a Windows Dark Theme from the store, and it should give you a balance between Light and Dark Theme. This is applicable for both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

1] Should you enable Dark Theme in Windows?

It’s a personal choice. Some people read better or prefer dark mode because white light is a lot less. Some people have difficulty in reading in Dark Mode and choose Light Mode.

2] How do I enable Dark Theme without activation?

You cannot enable Dark Theme or change any personalization settings unless you activate Windows. Not only this, but you cannot sync across devices without activating Windows.

3] Is Dark mode better for eyes?

Apart from personal choices, it is important to understand that while Dark mode has many benefits, it requires your pupil to dilate in a similar way when you are in a dark room. It allows to capture more light and see better. However, for some, like in my case, I find it hard to focus on the dark screen.

4] Which Apps have Dark Mode?

There is no such list, and it depends on the developer. While many developers have started implementing it, if you are purchasing an app, and Dark mode is a must for you, make sure to check or contact the developer to know about it.

5] How to change dark mode to light mode in windows?

Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors and switch to Light from Dark using the Dropdown. It will instantly change the color.

I hope the post was easy to understand, and you were able to Dark theme in Windows and have clearly understood its drawbacks. It applies to Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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