How to Give Windows 10 a Dark Theme
A lot of people prefer light text on a dark background, particularly when navigating through menus on their computers. Some visually-impaired users also find find a “dark” or high-contrast theme much easier to read.
By default, Windows 10’s widgets, menus, email client and Edge browser all have black or blue text on a white or gray background. However, by tweaking a few settings, you can give the entire operating system a dark theme.
Edit Themes in the Registry
1. Open the registry editor by hitting Windows + R and typing “regedit” in the run field.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes by opening the tree in the left side of the window.
3. Create a new key by right clicking in the window pane and selecting New -> Key
4. Name the key “Personalize” and open it.
5. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value by right clicking in the right pane and selecting New > DWORD (32-bit).
6. Name the DWORD “AppsUseLightTheme”.
7. Set the DWORD’s value to 0. To open the DWORD, simply double click on it.
8. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize.
9. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) named “AppsUseLightTheme”. As in steps 5 and 6, you create the DWORD by right clicking in the right window pane, selecting New > DWORD (32-bit) and typing in the name.
10. Set its value to 0.
11. Close Regedit and reboot your PC.
Your settings menu should now have white text on a black background (as shown below).