There will be a new update of Windows 10 this summer called the Anniversary Update (formerly known as Redstone), which includes several new features like improves inking support, updated start menu and much more. However, there is one change that will be a welcome change for this gaudy operating system, splashed with a copious amount of white coating. And that is a dark theme.
According to a report by Thurrot, a proper dark theme will also arrive accompanying the first Redstone update. In fact, you can do it now using the “dark theme” option in the settings menu.
Once you set the dark theme, the entirety of your UI except anything dyed by your personalization color choice appears darker light text instead of what’s usually the other way around.
Users could enable the dark theme in the previous builds of Windows 10 by pressing ‘CTRL+T’ in the Windows Store. Also, it could be enabled by changing value data of “AppsUseLightTheme” in the registry from 1 to 0. However, my suggestion will be for the users not to edit the registry as it’s a serious business; any wrong step could simply land them in some pretty hot water.
Note that, despite an exorbitance of other announcements made at Build 2016, such as a Microsoft-helmed stylus called Ink for Windows-based tablets, and Windows Hello support for third-party applications, dark theme feature was overlooked.
For those who work late nights or study, where white backgrounds fail to give comfort to your eyes, this feature could be very helpful. There is still no update on when this feature will arrive at Insider Preview members, but from the tweet of Gabe Aul, it’s confirmed that the build is coming soon.