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How to turn on the dark mode in Windows 10?

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The dark mode is a feature which uses dark colour in the background, which is claimed by many to reduce eye strain and is suitable if you are working in low light conditions, though you might have some problem with viewing the screen if you are working in normal light conditions. Moreover, the dark mode saves energy as it uses less battery power. So, if you are a night owl, you should definitely want to activate the dark mode.

Almost all the apps now support the dark mode, be it Gmail, Youtube, Twitter, among others and has also made its way into the smartphone universe with both Apple on iOS and Google on Android releasing the feature with the latest OS updates. Even the automobile maker, Tesla, is about to bring the dark screen the built-in browser display in the cars.

In this article, we explain how you can turn on the dark mode in Windows 10. So, let us begin and do read the article till the end to know the steps.

How to turn on dark mode in Windows 10

Windows does not provide a specific dark-mode option as you will see on some apps. However, you can still activate the dark mode on Windows by following the steps mentioned below. Step 1: Click on the Start menu at the bottom left of the screen (Windows icon) and then click on the Settings gearbox icon.

Step 2: After that, click on the Personalization icon. Step 3: Once you are in the Personalization settings, click on the Themes option from the left sidebar menu.Step 4: Click on the Colour option. Step 5: Under Choose your default app mode, click on Dark.

You can also select Dark on the Choose your default Windows mode option.

Now, you can work longer hours in the night or low lighting conditions with less strain on your eyes and reduced fatigue overall.

Also read: 3 ways you can delete temporary files in Windows 10

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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