System wide dark theme arriving with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft rumored to include a new system wide dark theme with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Dark theme coming to Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is due later this summer and Microsoft is gearing up to deliver a lot of new features and changes, many of which have already been introduced through the Windows Insider Program and during the annual Build developer conference. The new update will bring improvements to the Start menu, pen support, and a much more useful Action Center.

However, it seems that the company hasn’t shown everything just yet. According to a new report from, Microsoft is planning to bring a new system wide dark theme and the option will be easily accessible from the Settings app.

The report also notes that internal Microsoft builds of Windows 10 already have a “Dark Theme” toggle in the Settings app, which when enabled anything that it isn’t using a color set from your personalization options will turn dark — very similar to what users get today using Window Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 mobile.

Although, today many Windows 10 apps include the ability to choose between a dark and light themes, the new feature coming in the Anniversary Update will allow you to use a single toggle to change to a darker theme system wide.

Also, we can use a similar feature on Windows 10 today using a tweak in the registry. However, the feature isn’t fully implemented and the new update will make the feature more easily accessible to everyone.

Are you looking forward to use a dark theme on your Windows 10 PC? Let us know in the comments below.

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