How to enable the dark theme in Windows 10

The light theme is used in Windows 10 by default. But you can easily enable the dark theme. It looks very nice and is applied to the Settings app and the apps from the Microsoft Store. 

How to switch to the dark theme for apps in Windows 10

Launch the registry editor:

regedit-win10

Go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize\

Create a new DWORD-32 value:

dark-theme-windows10dword32

Name it AppsUseLightTheme and set it to “0“:

AppsUseDarkTheme

Log off or reboot:

sign-out-win10

On the next logon you will have the dark theme enabled:

dark-theme-windows10sett

How to restore the light theme in Windows 10

You can revert to the default light theme at any time. For this:

1. Set the AppsUseLightTheme value to “1” or just delete it:

lightTheme

2. Restart the PC or just sign out and sign in again.