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Here’s How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows

How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows
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Are you also a windows user and want to enable dark mode?

Then you might be familiar with Microsoft’s dark and light modes features. Recently Cnet published an article that mentioned that most users prefer to use the dark mode because it has a lot of health benefits like reducing eye strain or making it easier to fall asleep at night.

After the Windows 11 launch, most users already upgrade their system to the latest Windows version. After the update, by default, your Windows 11 PC or laptop theme might be set to light mode; that is the reason most users might get confused about how they can change the light theme to dark mode. 

In this article, I mentioned a few simple methods to enable dark mode in Windows 11, so do check it out.

What is Dark Mode?

The dark mode is a theme used to change the background color from light to black. It is popularly known as the Night Mode, Dark Theme, or Black Mode; as I mentioned before, a few users use this color because of their eye health issues.

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Methods to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 11 

There are a lot of methods to enable dark mode on Windows 11. I will recommend trying every technique mentioned below. After applying these methods you can enable or disable them efficiently.

Enable the Dark Mode from the Settings 

Among all the methods, it is the easiest way to enable dark mode on Windows 11. If you don’t know how to enable dark mode, follow the below steps. 

  • Just press the “Windows button” and “I button” at the same time and hold it for a few seconds; then, a “Settings” window will pop on the screen. 
  • On the left side corner, find the “Personalization tab” and tap on it. 

Personalization-colors-dark-mode

  • After entering the Personalization section, scroll downwards and look for the “Colors” tab, then click on it. 
  • On the right side, you can see a “Choose your mode” option tap on it then a small menu box will appear between all these options; tap on the “Dark” option to change your background from a light theme to a dark theme. 

How to Customize the Background Theme

You can also customize the background to any color you want; for example, if you want to change your background color to green or red, you can easily do that. The process is quite similar to the methods mentioned earlier; just the last one to two steps will be changed; otherwise, everything else will be the same. Follow the steps mentioned below to customize your background color.

Personalization-colors-custom-mode

  •  Just press the “Windows button” and “I button” at the same time and hold it for a few seconds; then, a “Settings” window will pop on your display. 
  • On the left side, find the “Personalization tab” and tap on it. 
  • After enter to the Personalization section then, scroll downwards there, look for the “Colors” tab and click on it. 
  • On the right side, you can see a “Choose your mode” option tap on it then a small menu box will appear between all these options then tap on the “Custom” option.
  • Now you can see many different color options, so choose a color you like to keep as your background theme and tap on it. Now, your background theme has been changed. Don’t you think the process is simple and anyone can do it easily after reading this guide?

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Enable the Dark Mode from Registry Editor

As I mentioned, many different methods enable dark mode on Windows 11. The process to enable the dark mode is slightly different from the previously mentioned methods. Follow the steps mentioned below to enable the dark mode.

  • First, press the “Windows button” and “R button” simultaneously, then a Run box will appear on the screen.

Regedit-Setting

  • There type “Regedit” and tap on the “Ok” option. After that, another window will pop up there tap on the “Yes” option to enter the Registry Editor window.

Windows-10-Powershell

  • After that below the File tab or Edit tab type “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize” then press the “Enter” button.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionThemesPersonalize

  • On the left side corner you can see a “Personalize” file then click on it. After that, on the right side, you can see an “AppUseLightTheme” option then click on it. 
  • Now an Edit DWORD window will appear there set the Value data to “2”.

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionThemesPersonalize

[Note- Vale 1 is the Light Theme and Value 2 is the Dark Theme]

Enable the Dark Mode by Using Powershell

The Powershell method is simple and easy to understand, so anyone can do it independently if they follow this guide. Don’t worry; completing the process will take just three steps. Follow the steps to enable the dark mode by using this method.

Windows Run-Powershell

  • First, press the “Windows button” and “R button” simultaneously, then a Run box will appear on the screen.
  • There type “PowerShell” and tap on the “Ok” option. After that, another window will pop up then tap on the “Yes” option to enter the Registry Editor window.

Windows Run-PowerShell edit

  • Below the image you can see the arrow mark there you have to type Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Value 0 -Type Dword -Force then press the “Enter” button.
  • After completing all the steps, restart your Windows 11 laptop; you will notice that theme has been changed.

Methods to Disable the Dark Mode in Windows 11

If you want to change it back to a light theme, follow the below steps.

  • On the middle of the screen right, click on it, then a menu will appear; there, look for the “Personalize” option and tap on it.

A window will pop up on your screen on the left side; look for a “Colors tab,” then tap on it.

After that, look for a “Choose your mode” option, tap on it, then a menu box will appear; there, choose the “Light” option and tap on it.

  • Now your background color has changed from a dark theme to a light one. Don’t you think the process of changing the dark theme to a light theme is quite simple and easy to understand?

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Verdict

This article discussed how to enable dark mode on Windows 11. Here I mentioned a few simple methods to change the background colors from light to dark.

As you can see, it’s really easy to enable or disable Dark Mode on your PC. Also, if you are a power user and want to use the Dark Mode frequently then using methods like those listed above will help you do so easily. But don’t forget that these options are just temporary and only work till your system is restarted.

In case you have any other solution for this issue, please leave it in the comments section below!

Here’s How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows
Here’s How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows

Ali

Ali

I am Ali, a Software Engineer and founder of PCVenus. I love the latest technology as well as digital marketing. Also, I love to write about the latest and upcoming technologies and gadgets. I love to travel around the world and learn new things.

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