Dark themes are one of the most demanded themes, specially 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 do it:
- Go to Settings > Personalization > Colors
- Then choose your Mode. You can universally toggle between dark and light modes.
- Select Dark and you are all done.
- 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.
While it works almost everywhere, it’s still restricted to many places. In simple words, the dark mode works on apps such as Settings, Store, Alarms & Clock, Calculator and other UWP apps that listen and respond to theme changes in the OS will change into dark mode. If there is a Universal App which has its own theme settings, separate from Windows, it will not reflect on it.
So yes, the Dark theme works only with Universal Windows Apps. I am sure UWP app developers will start honouring the dark theme as soon as this feature goes public. At the time of writing this, it is only available to Windows 10 Insiders on build 14316 aka Anniversary Update which is expected to go live this summer.