Microsoft was probably the first tech company who started to push the Dark Mode, first with Windows Phone and then with its desktop operating system Windows 10.
Although not perfect, Dark Mode makes Windows 10 look really nice, and it’s something that many, including me, prefer over the light theme. The implementation of the Dark Theme, however, is not uniform. Turning on the Dark Mode doesn’t ensure that it will be implemented across the platform. There will instances where you will notice some anomaly. But overall if you love Dark Mode and want to set it to your default theme, it’s worth switching to it.
Here is how to enable Dark Mode in Windows 10 May 2019 Update
- Open Settings app by pressing Win Key+I on your keyboard
- Click on Personalisation
- Click on Colors in the hamburger menu
- Click on the rectangular box under “Choose your color”
- Select Dark Mode
Congratulations! you have successfully set the Dark Mode as your default theme in Windows 10.
However, many also prefer the Light theme and they want it as their default theme, which is absolutely fine. But it can so happen that you want Light theme as your default theme but you want a Windows Store-based app(UWP) app to appear dark. In that case, you’ll have to follow a different route.
Here is how to enable Dark Mode in Windows UWP apps
Let’s say that you want Groove Music app to appear Dark Mode. And to do that you’ll have to follow the below steps.
- Open Groove Music
- Click on Settings that appears at the bottom left
- You have three options under “Mode,” click on the Dark
Note: Switching to Dark Mode will not make your app dark immediately, you’ll have to restart the app.
Congratulations! You have successfully switched to the Dark Mode.