Windows 10 finally bring dark Theme for File Explorer on Build 17666

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The dark mode is helpful while working in low light conditions. Popular smartphone operating systems and many popular apps offer a dark theme or dark mode to help users use smart devices without straining eyes under low light conditions. With the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809 Microsoft added an updated Dark Theme for File Explorer to match the rest of Windows 10’s dark aesthetic. That means, Now you can now change the File Explorer color to black in Windows 10 without using third-party applications.

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10 File Explorer?

Previously when users enable the Dark mode in Windows 10, its effect was limited to preinstalled apps like Windows Store, Calendar, Mail, and other Universal Windows Platform applications. That means dark mode will have no effect on the File Explorer. But now with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, When you enable the dark mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors. Under Choose your default app mode, click the Dark radio button.

enable dark mode in Windows 10 File Explorer

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This will be enabled in all support applications and interfaces, including in File Explorer. Microsoft has also added dark theme support to the File Explorer context menu, as well as the Common File Dialog (aka the Open and Save dialogs).

Dark Theme for File Explorer

Also you can change the Accent Colors here to make it look more unique. In the Color section, you will have a variety of different colors you can choose. If you just want Windows to pick it for you, just leave the “Automatically pick an accent color for my background” box checked. If you’re not satisfied with the default color options, you can go in and use a custom color that gives you a lot more options.

If you found windows 10 file explorer dark theme not working, Then make sure you are running the compatible windows version as currently this option available only available on October 2018 also know as Windows 10 version 1809. If you are still not upgraded check how to Get Windows 10 October 2018 Update installed now.

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  1. if both the dark ticks are applied in settings > personalization > colors
    the task manager is still white. not dark. this still needs fixing even in 21H2


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