Enable W10 Dark Theme

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Description:

Windows 10 has a hidden dark theme that you can enable via registry. Follow these steps to resolve:

Preview:

w10-dark-theme

 

To Resolve:

  1. Run – regedit – Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes

  2. Right click on Themes and create a new key called “Personalize”. Inside of it, add a DWORD where “name=AppsUseLightTheme” and leave the value as “0”.

  3. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize. Add the same DWORD name and value here.

  4. Either logout and log back in or just do a reboot for it to take effect.

 

References:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-10-dark-theme