Did you know that Windows 10 allows you to change colors?
Undoubtedly, Mac OS made the headlines on getting a dark mode, but what most people didn’t realize is the fact that this functionality is provided by Windows 10 since long.
So what actually happens in this dark mode? To sum up, your Windows turn dark, and everything else including the icons and text attain lighter colors. If you love this contrasting appearance and like to work in dark mode, you can enable dark mode in Windows 10 by simply following the below guidelines.
How to Switch to Dark Mode in Windows?
The entire procedure is pretty simple. All you need to do is:
- Go to the Windows Search Bar, and search Settings.
- Click on Personalization. This will open a new window.
- On the left-hand side bar, click on Colors.
- Next, scroll downwards, and look for an option which says Choose your app mode.
- Here, you will be asked to choose one between two options: Light and Dark.
- Enable Dark.
- Next, pick an accent color by scrolling up to the color palette. It is highly recommended to choose your accent color properly to be able to find where everything is located in Windows.
Bonus tip: You should choose lighter and brighter colors that are easy to spot, and stay away from dark greens and grays and other darker colors. While red colors looks like an icon is shouting, blue will add to visibility.
Dark Mode for Office and Edge
In addition to enabling a dark mode in Windows, you can also enable it in Edge and Office.
To enable dark mode in Office, follow the steps given below:
- Click on File > Account
- The default office theme is colorful, but you can change it to Black or Dark Gray.
For Edge, here is what you need to do:
- Click on three dots in the top right corner, and then click on Settings.
- From there, choose a theme and choose Dark.
Although dark mode only brings about a few changes here and there, it is definitely worth a try.
The Wrap Up
As is evident, enabling dark mode in Windows is pretty easy. It is definitely a must-try for people who love an interface with contrasting colors.
So what are your views on this? Will you like to try dark mode? Let us know in the comments below.