Dark Mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 also has a Dark Mode, which sounds sinister, but it isn't. It is a night mode, which makes white areas dark, so that it is calmer for your eyes. This is especially nice when you sit behind the computer in the evening. We explain how it works.

Mac owners raved about the addition of Dark Mode to MacOS Mojave midway through last year. We understand that very well, after all, it is a lot quieter for your eyes and works very nicely if you are bothered by the bright light in somewhat darker environments. It is nice that this function is now also present in MacOS, but where Microsoft is often used accused of "borrowing" ideas from Apple, this time it is Windows 10 that had this feature well before Apple implemented it in its operating system for the Mac. The Dark Mode in Windows 10 was introduced with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in 2016, and the main difference is that windows are black instead of white by default. That sounds weird and awkward, and it is, but we'll save ourselves the trouble of convincing you that it works really nicely. It is a matter of experience, and fortunately this mode is very easy to enable and disable.

Enable Dark Mode

To enable Dark Mode in Windows 10, click Start and then Settings (or press the Windows key in combination with the letter I). Then click on Personal settings and then on Colors. Now when you scroll all the way down you will see the option Choose a default app mode with the options Light and Dark below. When you click on Dark, you will see that the windows are adjusted immediately (for the right experience, we recommend doing this in a really low light situation). Small side note: For practical reasons, Dark Mode does not affect Windows Explorer and your browser windows.

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