Finally, Windows 10 has released the much-anticipated system-wide dark mode. This major Windows 10 update released on October 2018 enables users to turn their system backgrounds from bright white to black. This new feature does not only look cool but also makes nighttime computing sessions easier for the Windows 10 users. Microsoft had already announced this update earlier giving its users an option to install a beta version of the update to have a mild experience of the dark mode and various features before its official October release.
Technically, this feature may not be so new for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 mobile phones users since this phones already have features that enable their users to shift between the color modes. Windows 10 for PC has always also had the capability for switching to a dark theme only that its implementation has always been inconsistent. This feature has only successfully worked on Windows 10 modern elements and the Microsoft store apps. However, classic desktop applications such as File Explorer had been excluded.
However, with the October 2018 Windows 10 update release anyone can now enable the dark mode theme for classic version of File Explorer as well. One can do this from the “Personalization” settings page to the “colors” page. In this guide, you are going to learn how to enable dark mode for Windows File Explorer in Windows 10 step by step.
For enabling of the File Explorer dark mode on Windows 10, follow this steps.
- First, open Settings on your computer.
- Then click on Personalization.
- From Personalization click on colors.
- Finally, under “More Options”, select the dark option.
Once you are successfully through with those steps, open the File Explorer. You are now supposed to see the dark mode theme as shown below.
If the above dark window appears after you have completed the above process then you have successfully enabled Dark Mode for your windows 10 computer.