How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10
Dark mode is increasingly popular among computer users for its aesthetic appeal and the benefits it offers, such as reducing eye strain and conserving battery life. In Windows 10, the built-in dark mode feature allows users to change the overall look of their operating system, making it easier on the eyes during nighttime use or in low-light environments. In this article, we will guide you through the process of enabling dark mode in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Settings
To begin, you will need to access your Windows 10 settings. You can accomplish this by clicking the Start button (the Windows icon in the lower-left corner) and then selecting the Settings icon (the gear symbol).
Step 2: Navigate to Personalization
Once you have entered the Settings menu, click on “Personalization.” This option is represented by an icon of a monitor and a paintbrush.
Step 3: Select Colors
After accessing the Personalization settings, you will see various options for customizing your computer’s appearance. Locate and click on “Colors” from the left-hand menu.
Step 4: Choose Your Color Mode
Scroll down in the Colors settings until you see a section titled “Choose your color.” Here, you can switch between three options: Light, Dark, or Custom.
To enable dark mode for Windows 10, click on “Dark,” and this will automatically change your operating system’s overall appearance to dark mode. The changes are typically applied instantly, but if they do not appear immediately, try restarting your computer.
Optional Step: Customize Your Dark Mode
If you prefer a more personalized experience with dark mode in Windows 10, select “Custom” instead of “Dark” in Step 4. With custom mode enabled, you can individually set your default Windows mode (the appearance of apps) and default app mode (background colors for Windows features) by choosing between light or dark themes.
Enabling dark mode in Windows 10 is a straightforward process that requires only a few steps. By utilizing dark mode, you not only add visual appeal to your computer but also protect your eyes from strain and potentially extend your device’s battery life. Should you ever wish to revert to the default light mode, simply follow these steps again and select “Light” or “Custom” as your preferred color choice.