How to Change the Task Manager App Theme in Windows 11

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The article outlines how to change the Task Manager app’s theme in Windows 11. Microsoft has updated Task Manager in Windows 11, build 25247, to allow users their preferred theme regardless of the system’s active theme. It involves opening the Task Manager app, navigating to settings, and selecting a theme under ‘App theme’.

This article describes changing the Task Manager app theme in Windows 11.

Task Manager app has been part of Windows since early Windows NT 4.0 / 2000, allowing users to view tasks (processes), start-up programs, services, and the computer’s overall performance.

Starting with Windows 11 build 25247, Microsoft has added the ability to use your preferred theme in Task Manager regardless of the active system’s theme in Windows.

Task Manager now also supports themes for in-app dialogs. You can use light, dark, or system-setting app themes for Task Manager.

Below is how to change the Task Manager app theme in Windows 11.

Change the task manager app theme in Windows 11

As described above, Microsoft has added the ability to use your preferred theme in Task Manager regardless of the active system’s theme in Windows.

Here’s how to change the theme for the Task Manager app.

First, open the Task Manager app. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to launch the app.

When the app opens, click Settings at the bottom left corner.

windows 11 task manager app settings button
Windows 11 task manager app settings button

On the Settings page, under App theme, choose a theme from Light, Dark, or Use system settings.

windows 11 task manager app settings button theme change
Windows 11 task manager app settings button theme change

Your selection will immediately apply after you choose.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the team in the Task Manager app in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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