Enabling Windows 10 Hidden Dark Theme
Windows 10 new default theme is very bright and hurts the eyes, like the brightness of Windows 10 is everywhere. It seems that Microsoft built a dark theme into Windows 10 but it’s hidden. This reminds me like Mavericks dark theme mode with the Mac OS.
Here is the codes for the registry hack in the video [click here to get the file]:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Step 1: Do a Windows + R command to bring up the run dialog and type in the following “regedit” then hit enter:
Step 2: Click on “YES” on the User Account Control to open the Registry Editor:
Step 3: Once the registry editor is open it’s time to locate and modify the two settings to get the dark theme to work within Windows 10:
Step 4: Expand > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Step 5: Then expand > SOFTWARE
Step 8: Expand > CURRENTVERSION
Step 10: Right-click on THEME and choose NEW
Step 13: The KEY will be named to Personalize
Step 14: Right-click the “Personalize” key and choose NEW:
Step 15: Choose DWORD (32-bit Value):
Step 16: Name the DWORD to AppsUseLightTheme
Step 17: Double-click the new DWORD value and make sure it’s set to 0:
Step 18: Now go into the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Step 22: Expand > CURRENTVERSION
Step 25: Right-click on the PERSONALIZE key and choose NEW
Step 26: Choose DWORD (32-bit) Value:
Step 27: Name the DWORD value AppsUseLightTheme
Step 28: Double-click the DWORD value and set it to 0:
step 4 and step 18 are same
No “Theme” key in my windows 10 version.
Step 18 appears to be a duplicate of Step 4 however in your video you said to expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER. This may be the problem for Jack Sinclair’s comment above.
I’ve tried this several times over and over again… and it still doesn’t work… I’ve went over the files and made sure that I spelled them correctly… I’ve made sure that the files were the right code and it didn’t work… Please Help
how i come back to white theme? 🙂
delete the registry that you entered.