While lately MacOS is getting a long-sought dark mode, Windows 10 has had this color switching feature for a long time.
The built-in dark mode turns your windows black, changes the text and icons to brighter colors, and makes everything look more shadowy. If you prefer to work with darker tones, or just like the contrasting appearance of dark mode, we'll show you how to turn it on in a few simple steps. Read on to find out how
In a recent Windows 10 update, Microsoft has extended the dark design to include all parts of the file explorer. This means that you will be even darker if you activate the following dark mode.
Switch to dark Windows mode
Step 2 : Go to "Personalization", which contains a symbol of a brush over a computer screen.
Step 3 : When the window opens, click "Colors" in the left sidebar.
Step 4 : Scroll to the bottom of the first section and look for an option to "Choose your app mode." Here you have two options: "Light" and "Dark." Check the bubble next to "Dark".
Step 5 : Now you have to choose an accent color. Scroll to the color palette at the top of the Colors panel. With dark mode enabled, the accent color is even more important in finding and locating the boundaries of Windows, where everything is at a glance.
We recommend that you distract from the very dark colors, such as the dark greens and grays, as they are harder to spot. The lighter, eye-catching colors are generally a better bet. The reds are particularly edgy, while the blue portion offers the greatest visibility. That means it's really your decision. The changes are now available, so just click on them until you find a working color.
Remember, in many apps, you can also change the color settings for this custom app. So, if you find the perfect accent combination, but find that it does not work with your apps, there is a way to fix it. Go into the native settings of the app and look for options to change the theme or color mode.
Bonus Tip: Change Microsoft Office to Dark Mode
If you work a lot in Office and want it to be darkened too, we have good news: It can!
First go to the "File" tab and select "Options". Make sure you are in the sidebar's General section. At the bottom of this section, you'll see a caption that says, "Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office."
In this section, one of the last options should be Office Theme. Select this option and set it to "Black". They are done!