Enable Dark Theme for every Application in Windows 10: Well, who doesn’t love a little tweak with Windows 10 and with this tweak your Windows will stand out among rest of the Windows user. With Windows 10 Anniversary update now it’s possible to use Dark Theme with just a click of a button, earlier it used to be a Registry Hack but thanks to the anniversary update.
Now there is only one problem with using Dark Theme in Windows 10 is that it doesn’t apply to all the application of Windows which is a kind of a turn off because Windows Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Office, Chrome etc will still remain in off white color. Well, this Dark Mode looks like only work on Windows Settings, yes it looks like Microsoft have again pulled a joke on us but don’t worry troubleshooter is here to Enable Dark Theme for every Application in Windows 10.
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Enable Dark Theme for every Application in Windows 10
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
Enable Dark Theme for Windows 10 Settings & Apps:
1.Press Windows Key + I to open Windows Settings then click Personalization.
2.From the left-hand side menu, select Colors.
3.Scroll down to “Choose your app mode” and select Dark.
4.Now the setting will be immediately applicable but most of your applications will still be in off white example Windows Explorer, Desktop etc.
Enable Dark Them for Microsoft Edge
1.Open Microsoft Edge then click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and choose Settings.
2.Now in “Choose a theme” select Dark and close the settings window.
3.Again the changes will be immediately application as you could see the dark color for Microsoft Edge.
Enable the Dark Theme in Microsoft Office
1.Press Windows Key + R then type “winword” (without quotes) and hit Enter.
2.This will open Microsoft Word then click the Office logo in the upper left corner.
3.Now select Word Options in the bottom right corner under the Office Menu.
4.Next, under color scheme choose Black and click OK.
5.Your Office applications will start using the Dark theme from now on.
Enable Dark Themes for Chrome and Firefox
In order to use the dark theme in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you have to use 3rd party Extension as there are no inbuilt options to use Dark them like above applications. Go to the below links and install a dark theme:
Enable a Dark Theme for Windows Desktop Applications
Now as we discussed that the problem with using Dark Theme toggle is that they don’t affect Desktop and it’s application, for example, Windows Explorer still uses the off white color which completely takes away the meaning of using Dark Theme. But don’t worry we have a work around this:
1.Press Windows Key + I then click Personalization.
2.From the left menu click on Colors.
3.Scroll down and click High contrast settings.
4.Now from “Choose a theme” dropdown select High Contrast Black.
5.Click Apply and wait for Windows to process the change.
The above changes will make all your applications including File Explorer, Notepad etc have a dark background but they won’t necessary look great to eyes and that’s why many people don’t prefer to use Dark Theme in Windows.
If you want to use a better Dark Theme which probably look beautiful then you have to mess with Windows a little bit. In order to this you will have to bypass the protection against using third party theme in Windows which a bit riskier if you ask me, but if you guys still want to use the 3rd party integration then go and check out:
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That’s it you have successfully Enable Dark Theme for every Application in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this guide then please feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.