Lots of people out there will prefer light text on dark background while navigating through the menus on their PCs. Many visually impaired user find this dark and high contrast theme very easy to read. You will notice that the widgets, menus, email client and the Edge browser have all got black and blue text on white and gray background. But after few tweaking you can give entire operating system a darker theme. You can also learn about Replacing Edge Browser with Internet Explorer in Windows 10.
Edit Themes in the Registry:
- 1st of all you need to open the registry editor and that will be opened by pressing Windows+R and typing regedit in the run field.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes by opening the tree in the left side of the window.
- Now you need to create an new key and that can be done by right clicking in the window pane and selecting New>Key.
- Now you need to name the key Personalize and then open it.
- Now create a new DWORD (32-Bit) value by right clicking on the right pane and then selecting New>DWORD (32-Bit).
- Now name the DWORD “AppsUseLightTheme”.
- Set the DWORD’s value to 0.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize.
- Now create a new DWORD (32-Bit) named “AppsUseLightTheme”.
- Create a new DWORD (32-Bit) value by right clicking in the right pane and then selecting New>DWORD (32-Bit).
- Name the DWORD “AppsUseLightTheme”.
- Set the value to 0.
- Close the Regedit and restart your system.
- Once your system is rebooted you will notice that you have now got white text on a black background.