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Dark themes may be coming in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you followed Microsoft's developer conference Build 2016 closely or even today's Edge Web Summit, you might have heard casual mentions of a dark theme in Windows 10. A new report from Thurrott.com says that yes, the option for a dark theme is coming to Windows 10 for PCs.

Dark theme on Windows 10 for PCs

The new feature will be available in the upcoming Anniversary Update - formerly known as Redstone - coming this Summer.

Users will be able to enable the feature via a 'dark theme' toggle in Settings. Anything that is not set by your personalization color would be turned dark, such as the background in the Store and Settings apps (see above picture).

This is a feature that Windows phones have had for years. It has existed since the Windows Phone 7 days.

Light and dark themes on Windows 10 Mobile

If you really want the dark theme right now, you can do so right now with a few modifications to the registry. Note that editing the registry is serious business. A wrong step can land you in some pretty hot water. We recommend only trying it if you know what you're doing. In other words, if the 'serious business' statement was a surprise to you, you should probably just wait for the Anniversary Update this Summer.

What are you most excited about in the Anniversary Update? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Thurrott.com

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