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Windows 10 Dark Theme

You can activate a dark theme in windows 10 for the system apps such as settings and the store. I believe Microsoft will have a setting for this in the future but for now we can use the registry editor to enable it. I did search the forum to see if anyone else posted this but I didn't find any posts.


I think it looks nice. If any of you do as well try it out.



Here is the full article on how: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-dark-theme-windows-10

1. Open up the registry editor

Type in the search bar Regedit. Select 'Yes' when it asks for permission.


2. Change key #1

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes\ Personalize by double clicking each "folder" aka key


3. Missing Personalize?

You may not have the sub-key \Personalize (I did not) so you can create one; if you already have one just go to Step 5


4. Create \Personalize Key

If you are missing the \Personalize key, just right-click on \Themes and select New > Key and call it Personalize


5. Create new DWORD

Right-click \Personalize and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value


6. Name it

Name the DWORD AppsUseLightTheme


7. Correct value?

For its value, it should already be 0 so leave it

Change Key #2

Repeat the above but for HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes \ Personalize. Once again, create a new AppsUseLightTheme DWORD (32-bit) Value with a 0 value.


Now, log out of Windows 10 and back in again. Start menu > Select your photo > Choose 'Sign out'

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That bar is still white. in the ui,

did you find a fix for that yet?

task manager >restart explorer should work too


thx for this.




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