Windows 10 Hidden Dark Theme

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  1. raalleja

    raalleja MDL Novice

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    If you like dark themes you can try this to enable the one built in in Windows 10.


    • Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize, create a DWORD value named “AppsUseLightTheme” with the value of “0”.
    • Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize, create a DWORD value named “AppsUseLightTheme” with a value of “0”.


    Log out and log back in, or restart your computer.


    Enjoy!
     
  2. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    Many thanks :D
     
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  3. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    HKCU works for me, the other one not. Nice find though.
     
  4. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    My settings page is dark :D

    looks pretty sexy if you ask me :D
     
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  5. EFA11

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    screenshot please? :D
     
  6. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    Oh now the Minimize and Resize button symbol are harder to see o_O
     
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  8. EFA11

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    OH slick. Thanks :D
     
  9. darkodar

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    Good work :drinks2:
     
  10. Dolorous Edd

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    Thanks, I like it.
     
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    Rayn19 MDL Novice

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    #11 Rayn19, Aug 11, 2015
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    An easier way would be to use powershell (No need to log off). Open powershell as admin, and enter:
    Code:
    New-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Value 0
    To Undo:
    Code:
    Remove-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme
     
  12. hceeler

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  13. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I am going to have to test this.

    :cool:
     
  14. hceeler

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    #15 hceeler, Aug 11, 2015
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    i think this (and other colors) can be "played with" by changing key values on

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\DefaultColors\Standard
    I'm not sure though, will try it later on today, you can use hex ( ffffff, or c0c0c0...etc)
     
  15. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I changed only the first registry key and I don't see nothing dark. I know the second registry change the color, but what do the first ?
     
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  18. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Any way to change explorers background to dark too?