Enable the Dark Theme Mode in Windows 10

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Steps

  1. 1
    We click the lower-left corner of the screen
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    We click "Settings"
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    We will see that the theme for Windows is white or gray, however we prefer to call it. We can change it to a darker theme. We will make it darker or black.
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    To change the theme, we need to right-click the lower-left corner of the screen
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    Then, we click "Run"
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    Then, we type "regedit" as in "Registry Editor"
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    Then, we press "Enter"
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    When Registry Editor opens, we need to simply double-click "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"
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    We double-click "SOFTWARE"
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    We double-click "Microsoft"
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    We double-click "Windows"
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    We double-click "CurrentVersion"
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    We are looking for "Themes".
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    We double-click "Themes"
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    We click "Personalize"
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    We right-click on the right side of the window
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    We move the cursor to "New"
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    We click "DWORD (32-bit) Value"
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    We type "AppsUseLightTheme"
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    We press "Enter"
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    We right-click "AppsUseLightTheme"
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    We click "Modify"
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    We are just modifying the value to check if the "Value data" is 0 or 1. If the "Value data" is 1, it is the default setting that uses the light theme. If the value is 0, this will override the system value and use the dark theme. The changes may not take effect until we restart the computer. For the sake of tutorial, the computer is not going to be restarted. If we follow the tutorial step by step and restart the computer, the theme will be changed. In this case, the computer did not require a restart.
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