In this era of technology everything has shrunk to the electronic gadgets. Be it an android, iPod or a laptop screen, we are totally surrounded by them. It has its own pros and cons. For making our lives much faster and easier, it is charging us a very high price.
The eye strain is one of them. If the brightness is too high or the protector screen is not there, then this will end up ruining our eyesight.
Anniversary Treat from Microsoft
The Microsoft cares for you and always thinks of your comfort. This year on the 10th Anniversary of Microsoft, an updated version of Windows 10 was released into the market. Besides all other catchy features and updates, one attractive feature is the Dark Mode.
Yes, now you can enjoy the dark theme on your laptop screen, the same which you have enjoyed on their third party apps. This addition in the operating system is a real appeal for our eyes.
You can work freely for yours without much headache or eye irritation. One additional treat is here. This dark mode eats up less of your battery thus extending your offline hours.
Activate Dark Mode on Windows
- Go to the Settings of the windows by searching through the search bar at the bottom.
- Head towards the Personalization section.
- Hit the Colors Option.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen to click the “Choose your app mode”
- Select the “Dark/Black” out of them. The screen will get all dipped in black.
Dark Mode on Other Apps
Microsoft has also added an update for the third party apps to subscribe to the Dark theme. Not all the desktop applications will get covered by this. There is no need to worry.
We are here to help you out in every possible way to enable dark mode across all your screen applications. Just follow the thread and you will be done with it.
Activate Dark Mode on Microsoft Edge
This application dark theme activation settings is different from the main menu settings. To enable the theme on Edge, look for the toolbar and;
- Click on the three dots on right side (Menu button)
- Next, go to the settings.
- Click on “Choose a theme”
- Choose the Dark option from drop down menu.
It may happen that the web pages screen may remain unaffected unlike toolbars, title bar and menu. For that, you will need to add up an extension “Turn off the Lights” and it will fix it.
The dark theme in it also needs to be enabled manually. Follow the steps to get it done.
- Open any office application.
- Find & Click on the “File” button on the left side.
- Go to “General” tab and press “Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office” link.
- From the “Office theme” drop down, click on the “Black” and you are done.
This theme setting in any application of Microsoft Office like “MS Word” applies to all others (Excel, Power point etc.). You do not need to change separately in each.
Handle Web Browsers (Chrome, Firefox and others)
Google Chrome lets you use the dark theme by an additional plugin. Head to Google Chrome Theme sites and install dark mode plugin. However, Firefox has this treat pre-installed. Just open the settings tool and turn on the dark mode.
Treat Desktop Applications
Many desktop applications do not allow dark mode by the windows on their interface. The online applications such as File Explorer offer their service on the conventional white bright mode. There is a hack to this but it not much appealing as the original dark theme. To apply the hack, follow the steps.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Ease of Access.
- Click the High Contrast.
- On the right side, click on the “Turn on High Contrast” and press the “Choose a theme” button.
From the drop down menu, click on “High Contrast Black”. Save the settings.