How to use the Dark Theme in Microsoft Edge



This article guides users through the process of enabling the dark theme in the Microsoft Edge browser, available in Windows 11. The dark theme substitutes the standard bright background color with a darker hue, providing a visually comfortable interface in low-light conditions. Switching between light and dark modes in Edge is straightforward, easily accomplished in…

This article explains how to use the dark theme in the Microsoft Edge browser.

The Microsoft Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 11. However, users can switch to their preferred or favorite browser anytime. Edge is based on Chromium, similar to Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers today.

When you use Edge, it uses the system’s default or bright background color. Howerver, users can use the dark theme, which changes the default bright background color to a darker color, which is easier on the eyes in low-light environments or if you prefer less bright interfaces.

There are several reasons why you might want to switch between light and dark mode in Microsoft Edge. By default, Edge uses the bright background color of your system, but you can switch to a dark theme that uses a darker background color.

This is particularly useful if you work in a low-light environment or prefer less bright interfaces. Additionally, some users find dark mode easier on their eyes, especially if they spend much time looking at screens. Finally, some users simply prefer the look of dark mode over the default bright mode.

Whatever your reason, switching between light and dark mode in Microsoft Edge is easy and can be done in just a few clicks.

Use the dark theme in Microsoft Edge

As mentioned above, users can switch to a dark theme in Microsoft Edge if they spend much time looking at the screens and working in a low-light environment.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Then click on Setting and more (Alt+F) three dots () in the upper right-hand corner to access the Settings menu.

micrsoft edge browser more option and settings
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Appearance button.

microsoft edge settings appearance
Microsoft Edge settings appearance

On the right, under Overall appearance, select a theme color you want to use. Your options are:

  • System default
  • Light
  • Dark
Use the dark theme in Microsoft Edge

When you select a theme color, it should automatically apply.

That should do it!




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