Majority of people prefer a light text on a dark background while navigating through menus on their computers and most of the visually impaired people find it very easy to read when working with dark and high contrast theme. The text of Windows 10’s widgets, menus, Edge browser and email client is black and blue by default. Now by tweaking a few settings you can easily give the entire operating system a new dark theme. You can also learn about How to Format Text in MS Excel 2007.
Editing Themes in Registry:
- 1st of all you need to open the registry editor by simply hitting Windows+R and typing regedit in the run field.
- Now you need to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes by simply opening the tree in the left side of the window.
- Now in the next step you need to create an anew key by right clicking in the window pane and selecting New>Key.
- Now you need to name the key Personalize and open it.
- Now create a new DWORD value by right clicking in the right pane and by selecting New>DWORD.
- Now you need to name the DWORD “AppsUseLightTheme”.
- Now set the DWORD’s value to 0.
- Now you need to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize.
- Now create a new DWORD named AppsUseLightTheme.
- Set its value to 0.
- Now you need to close the Regedit and the restart the PC.
Changing the Microsoft Edge to Dark Theme:
- 1st of all you need to launch Microsoft Edge.
- Now you need to open the menu by simply clicking 3-dot icon located at the upper right corner of the window.
- Now you need to select Settings.
- Now you are required to select the Dark from the theme pulldown.
- You will notice that the Edge menu bar has now become white on black.
Selecting the High Contrast Theme:
For selecting the high contrast theme you need to follow these simple steps.
- 1st of all right click on the desktop and select Personalize.
- Now select the Themes from the left pane.
- Now you are required to click on Theme settings.
- Select High Contrast#1, High Contrast#2 or High Contrast Black.
- With this your entire desktop and Start Menu will have light text on the dark background.