Although the dark mode originally appeared in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update released in 2016, a newer update extended this mode throughout the system, including the file manager. It's easy on the eyes – especially if you work in low light – by replacing all white backgrounds with gray or black colors.
In this article we will walk you through step by step Dark Mode in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge Browser and Microsoft Office.
Note that the desktop background does not change in Dark mode, but the overall surface darkens. The background of the website, such as Google, or desktop programs and apps that do not support UI changes, will also not be changed.
Let's start with the dark mode in Windows 10.
Enabling Dark Mode in Windows 10
1. Click the Start button and then select the gear icon on the left side of the Start menu . This opens the app Settings
2. Select Personalization .
3. Select Colors in the menu on the right.
4. Scroll down to Select your default app mode in the display on the right.
5. Select Dark .
To enable Dark mode in Microsoft Edge
The Windows 10 Dark mode setting does not affect the Microsoft Edge browser, so you must manually darken the user interface. Follow these steps:
1. Click on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner ( settings and more ).
2. Click Settings from the drop-down menu.
3. Switch to the Dark option found in in the roll-out menu. Select a theme in the Customize section.
Enabling Dark Mode in Microsoft Office
Like Microsoft Edge, enabling the dark mode in Windows 10 does not change the overall look of your favorite Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and more. You must manually darken the view by following these steps:
1. Open any Office app. As shown, we used Word for this example.
2. Select Account in the menu on the left. If you are in a document, click on file above, and then scroll down to the next page for Account .
3. The standard office design is Colorful. Change this setting to Dark Gray or Black .
How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10! Further tips and tricks for Windows 10 can be found in the following manuals: