Microsoft recently released Windows 10 Build 21332 to dev channel. The Build brought “Theme-aware splash screens” back and also enabled paste as plain text feature to everyone in dev channel.

The Theme-aware splash-screen feature was introduced with Build 20241 back in October 2020. It makes splash screen of UWP apps match the default app theme.

Building on theme-aware tiles in Start, we’re introducing theme-aware splash screens for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Now, when an eligible UWP app is launched, the splash screen color will match your default app mode. For example, if you have light theme turned on, you’ll see a light theme splash screen, and if you have dark theme turned on (for the “default app mode”) then you’ll see a dark theme splash screen.

Settings app splash screen before and after in light theme:

Theme-aware splash light 1

Settings app splash screen before and after in dark theme:

Theme-aware splash light 2

The following apps support theme-aware splash screens today:

  • Settings
  • Store
  • Windows Security
  • Alarms & Clock
  • Calculator
  • Maps
  • Voice Recorder
  • Groove
  • Movies & TV
  • Snip & Sketch
  • Microsoft ToDo
  • Office
  • Feedback Hub
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Over time, more apps will be updated via the Store to support having a theme-aware splash screen.

The Build 21332 has also brought the new copy/paste feature of pasting as plain text to all insider in dev channel.

  • Our new option to paste as plain text from clipboard history (WIN + V) is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.

  • Theme-aware splash screens have been re-enabled for everyone in the Dev Channel with this build.