With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added a Dark Theme mode for all of its Windows Universal Apps. Microsoft also added a dark theme mode for its preferred browser, Microsoft Edge. There is also a little known Dark Theme mode for Microsoft Office as well. Dark Theme modes are not only easy on the eyes, but they also reduce the drain on your laptop’s battery. In this brief article, I will explain how to enable Dark Theme mode in each of these areas.
Dark Theme Mode For Windows Universal Apps
To enable dark theme mode for Windows Universal Apps, do the following:
- Go to the settings app by pressing Windows key+i
- Select personalization
- Select colors
- Scroll down to “Choose your app mode” and select dark.
The background will turn black. This will enable dark theme mode in all universal apps such as Mail, Calendar, and the Windows Store.
Dark Theme Mode For Microsoft Edge.
To enable Dark Theme mode in Microsoft Edge, perform the following steps:
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser
- Bring the focus to the address bar by pressing alt+d
- Tab five times to the More toggle button and press space bar
- Arrow up once and select settings
- Tab once and arrow down once and select dark. The background will turn black.
This will enable Dark Theme mode while visiting any webpage with Microsoft Edge.
Dark Theme Mode For Microsoft Office
To enable Dark Theme mode in Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, do the following:
- Open any Office program
- Press alt+f
- Press ctrl+tab until you get to the account tab
- Tab until you reach Office Theme
- Arrow down and select either dark grey or black.
Movies And TV
There is also a Dark Theme mode for the Movies and TV app. To select this theme, do the following:
- Open the app
- Select settings, and tab until you reach mode
- Select dark.
It is easy to see that Microsoft is committed to Dark Theme mode; but however, most of the changes that occur in the Windows operating system are based on feedback from customers. Microsoft has made it simple to submit feedback from multiple locations, but the most convenient method is by way of the Feedback app. You can access the Feedback app at any time by pressing windows key+f. Here, you can submit performance issues, suggest changes that you would like to see, and view and vote on other customer feedback. Microsoft is making changes based on what customers say they want rather than what Microsoft thinks they want. What a refreshing approach!
The views expressed here are purely my own, and should be taken as such.