Windows - Enabling Dark Mode

Windows 10 comes with many features, including the option to use Dark Mode for all windows settings and compatible applications.

Enabling Dark Mode

  1. On the bottom left of the screen, type into the Windows search bar: "Turn on dark mode for apps".

    Image of search result for Dark Mode in Windows Search

  2. Open the search result, displayed above, and a settings window will appear.

    Image of Colors Settings Window

  3. Under Choose your color, select the Dark option. 
    Note: The computer screen may freeze for a second as it updates the windows settings for dark mode, please be patient and let it finish.

There is also a Custom option under Choose your color. This allows you to decide when you want dark mode to be the desired setting or to keep the old light settings.
Choose your accent colors below the dark/light mode settings allows you to choose the desired contrast color when using your computer.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your ACES IT Pro. You can find your department's IT contact information here:

KeywordsLight Dark Custom Accent Colors   Doc ID108911
OwnerKyle B.GroupAnswers @ ACES
Created2021-02-08 17:25:28Updated2021-02-08 17:40:56
SitesUniversity of Illinois - College of ACES
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