Joining the dark side

I recently installed the newest feature update from Windows on my machine at work. I didn’t notice too much of a difference on my computer other than the taskbar is a slightly different color, but I didn’t think much of it.

After browsing the settings pages and menus Cory and I discovered that there is a dark mode that you can apply to Windows. Dark Mode is a setting that changes your screen to appear darker so it’s easier on the eyes, especially at night. Some websites have a dark mode option, and lots of apps on your phone have a dark mode option so you may be familiar with it.

If dark mode isn’t to your liking, there is also a Light Mode that you can apply which makes everything on the screen brighter. Again, this only applies if you have the newest feature update, Build 1903.

If you would like to see if either of these settings is appealing to you, all you need to do is Right Click on your desktop and click on the Personalize option. Then click on the Colors tab, or you can go to Settings, Personalization, then click on the Colors tab on the left side.

Once on the Colors tab there should be an option toward the top with a drop down menu that asks you to Choose Your Color. From here you can choose either Light, Dark, or Custom. Choose the one that you wanna try, or if you wanna mix and match you can go with Custom and choose to have certain items displayed in Dark or Light mode.

If you change the color setting and don’t like either one and want to go back to the original look you need to click on Themes on the left side of the screen, then under the Change Theme section click on Windows (it should be the first selection), and now you’re back to the original Theme for Windows 10.

Updated: September 19, 2019 — 8:27 am