A while back, I showed you how you can enable the dark theme in Windows 10. The dark theme affects Settings screens and modern apps developed using the Universal Windows Platform. Microsoft Edge makes an exception and the dark theme doesn’t automatically apply to it. However, you can manually enable the dark theme in Microsoft Edge in just a few simple steps.
While most operating systems use a light theme as default, the truth is darker colors go easy on the eyes, especially in darker environments. Which is why, dark themes will always be in demand, and so is having a native option to enable it.
The good news is Windows 10 is on the right path when it comes to dark theme support. While Microsoft Edge shouldn’t be an exception to the system-wide dark theme and hopefully Microsoft will remove it at some point, for now, we can manually enable the dark theme in Microsoft Edge.
How to enable the dark theme in Microsoft Edge
You don’t need to install any third-party app for this to work. We’re just going to take a short trip under Microsoft Edge’s hood.
Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots “…” menu button.
Now select ‘Settings’.
Under ‘Choose a theme’ you will see the current (and default) option is ‘Light’. Click on that menu and select ‘Dark’ instead.
The change is instant and from then on you will be able to enjoy Microsoft Edge with a dark theme!