Alongside dark, Windows 10 may come with handful of other themes


Windows 10 Build 10056 reveals a new dark theme on Windows 10. As we’ve previously reported, Windows 10 will bring more customization features to Windows. On Build 10056, the notification center and taskbar have a dark background (default) – however, you can change it to match your Windows color scheme with a registry hack. Here’s how to enable it:

  • Open regedit.exe
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Themes > Personalize
  • Right click ColorPrevalance and click on Modify
  • Change the value to 1

Keep in mind that this might break something for you, so if you’re not a power user, we don’t recommend trying to enable this feature. It’s also worth mentioning that unlike the dark theme, the custom theme that matches the Windows color scheme doesn’t change the colors for pre-installed apps just yet. However, we suspect that Microsoft will add this feature in the upcoming builds.

What do you think of the new customization features on Windows 10? Discuss in the comment section below!

Thanks for the tip, Vitor Mikaelson!