How to Enable Windows 11 Dark Mode

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This post shows students and new users how to turn on Windows 11 dark mode to reduce eye strain and/or improve the battery life on your computer.

Windows 11 comes with boatload of cool features and refreshing new graphical interface with centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, and themes and colors that make any Windows device looks great.

Windows dark mode is one of many cool features released that could help is situations. Dark mode usually help reduce eye strain and can also improve battery life for devices like laptops and tablets.

To check out the new dark mode in Windows 11 and how it might help you stay up longer, continue below. This post shows you how.

For students and new users who are looking for a Windows computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with enabling dark mode in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

Turn on Dark Mode in Windows 11

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 settings button

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Personalization, select Colors on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 dark mode enable

On the Colors setting page, click the dropdown menu next to the “Choose your color” box. You have three choices: Light, Dark and Custom.

The Light color is the default. Custom allows you to customize and enable a more unique color accent.

Change from Light to Dark.

windows 11 color dark mode

You should immediately see the changes take effect.

windows 11 dark mode turn on

You can use a combination of custom colors to fine-tune how your desktop will appear. Again, as we mentioned above, Dark mode can ease eye strain and prolong battery life.

Windows 11 dark mode for desktop


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