How to Enable and Customize Dark Mode in Windows 11

Xiaobai Software  2022-06-04 22: 10  read 99 views

Dark mode is a feature of many apps and systems that changes the color scheme to light text on a dark background.Maybe you prefer this aesthetic, or find it better for your eyes.


Thankfully, Windows 11 includes a dark mode setting that instantly changes the color of the operating system.It's very easy to enable it, and next, we'll show you how.

How to Enable Dark Mode on Windows 11


1. First, press Windows key + I to open Settings.

2. From the menu on the left, select Personalize.

3. From the main pane, select Colors.

4. Open the Choose your mode drop-down menu and select Dark.

Select Custom if you only want to enable dark mode for Windows 11 system elements or apps.

At the bottom of the color settings page is the accent color.This appears throughout the operating system to highlight elements such as taskbar icons.To change this setting, set the drop-down menu to Manual.Choose a default color or select View Colors for a wider selection to find your favorite dark color.

How to Enable Dark Contrast on Windows 11

Windows 11 also has a contrast theme for people with reduced vision or light sensitivity.You can apply a dark contrast theme, which will change the color of more elements than the dark mode mentioned above (like the background of the browser window).


1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.

2. From the menu on the left, select Accessibility.

3. From the main pane, select the Contrast theme.

4. Use the Contrast Theme drop-down menu to select a dark theme (for example, Night Sky or Aqua).

5. If you want to customize the theme, select Edit, perhaps toning down lighter color elements.

6. Select Apply.

It's that simple, you can quickly and easily enable and customize Dark Mode in Windows 11, which should do a decent job of protecting your eyes.

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