Enable W10 Dark Theme

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


To Resolve:

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

    • Create key: Personalize
    • Create DWORD under it called AppsUseLightTheme and set its value to 0
    • Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize and create the same DWORD and value.
  2. Either logout and log back in or just do a reboot for it to take effect.


“Enable Windows 10 Dark Theme using Registry Tweak”