Dark Mode in Windows 10: Ease the Eye Strain

As a frequent… okay all the time user of screens (Laptops, Monitors, Smart Phones, Smart Watches, TVs, even my thermostat) I am used to my optician telling me to stop with the eye strain.

I recently found one minor change to help with the screen time in dark rooms.  The new Windows 10 color scheme of Dark.

  1. Start >> Control Panel (gear icon second above the start button)
  2. Personalization (US spelling)
  3. Colors (2nd down left side)
  4. Scroll to the bottom and Choose your app mode >> Dark >> Apply

Every little bit helps.  Keep in mind most applications will still be white background but the Dark theme really does make my eyes happy.

Now if only I could find a way for the Mode to switch based on the ambient light sensor!


Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from www.shauncassells.com. Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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