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How to Enable Hidden Dark Theme for Windows 10

In this article we are going to show you how to enable hidden dark theme that is built into Windows 10. A lot of people are not using Windows 10, but there are a lot of people out there that are using it and they do like the dark themes. We like the dark theme, because it’s much easier on the eyes, it stops you from straining this much. Also, the dark theme just looks a lot nicer. We will show you what we mean.

If we take a look at Settings, you can see here that this is all sort of grey color on your screen. If you look at other parts like Personalize, you will see all this area is grey and white. So, you can change all these areas and even the calculator background.

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What we need to do is just go to our Registry Editor. To do that we are going to click on the Start button and then type regedit. Open up Registry Editor and create a backup. In case something goes wrong you need to click on File -> Export, call this backup and you could put it wherever you like.

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Now we need to change something in the register. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\

After that, right click on Themes and create a new key. Call it Personalize and press Enter.

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Go in and create a new DWORD value named AppsUseLightTheme. Then double-click on this and you will see a value inside here. We want to leave this as .

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If you want to disable the dark theme, just go inside and change the value from 0 to 1. Also, you can just delete the key we have just created.

Now we need to go to the new location. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\

As you can see there is a Personalize folder inside here, so we don’t need to create this one. The only thing we need to do is just to create a new DWORD value with exactly the same name as mentioned before. And if you want to change it back, you can do the same process. Change the value from 0 to 1 or just delete the key you have created.

Now we can close this off and reboot the system.

That’s all. Hopefully you have enjoyed this article.

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