Windows 10 features a new darker appearance for Modern apps. After following the simple steps in this article, you will be able to check it out. Note that this trick is available since the release of Windows 10 build 10056. Let's see how the new dark appearance is.
Here is how the default Settings app looks in Windows 10:
Now do the following:
- Close the Settings app.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Create a new DWORD value here called SystemUsesLightTheme and leave its value as 0 (zero).
- Open the Settings app. It will use the new darker system theme:
See the following video:
Enable the dark theme for Settings and Modern apps in Windows 10 RTM
Use Winaero Tweaker. I implemented the ability to turn on the dark theme for Settings and apps with just two checkboxes. Play with the options in Appearance -> Dark Color Scheme and see if the result is usable for you. Personally, I like the darker appearance of Windows 10 more than the default (light) color scheme:
What do you think about the dark theme? Personally, I prefer the lighter appearance. Dark themes are hard to read for my eyes. What about you?