Question dark theme windows 10 pro incomplete

battlefield

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I doing right click from desktop-> click personalize->select colors->scroll down to 'choose your default app mode-> select dark
Windows 10 pro ver 1809 compilation 17763.615

But for example my notepad
  • Background is white
  • Menues are white
What is the problem?? I need background black and menues too.

 

jimmysmitty

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The dark theme doesn't apply to all of the older applications like Notepad. I have the same thing as you have with Notepad. File explorer is dark but Notepad and its menus are not.

Remember they are separate. Notepads menus are their own and not Windows so themes usually do not affect it.
 
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jimmysmitty

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I just checked 1903 and its the same. Notepad does not have a dark theme. Basically it would require Microsoft to code it to have a dark theme like they did with File Explorer. The original dark theme only applied to Windows 10 Apps, not programs. 1809 introduced File Explorer and its menus to a dark theme.

I highly doubt Notepad will get a dark theme but then again a lot of people never expected File Explorer to get a dark theme.
 
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battlefield

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I've heard that you can customize the colors, including the menus and titles with this tool. 😕
customize colors in windows tools
That's what I found out but, currently I do not have a PC to test. I do not want to spoil my operating system. :D
I love dark mode, but it is no complete.
Thanks
 
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onespeedbiker

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Press Left Alt- Left Shift- PrtScn; a window will open up and ask if you want to turn on High Contrast and click the Yes button (or search for "contrast" and click on " turn high contrast on or off". and then click the High contrast slide to on). I don't know how this will affect the dark theme you are using, but it will create a black background for notepad and other apps in general.
 

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Press Left Alt- Left Shift- PrtScn; a window will open up and ask if you want to turn on High Contrast and click the Yes button (or search for "contrast" and click on " turn high contrast on or off". and then click the High contrast slide to on). I don't know how this will affect the dark theme you are using, but it will create a black background for notepad and other apps in general.
Thanks, but modify the colors of dark mode, in other applications, icons, ... I can say that only the NOTEPAD looks good, everything else looks ugly.
😕 o_O:(
 

Colif

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I don't have an answer for that, my answer reminds me of this

it would be something you need to take up with notepad++ as clearly there isn't much demand for an all encompassing dark theme on app that covers all menus
 

Mandark

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Then use a different editor. Sublime Text 3 is what you want. Notepad, bah

Sublime has dark themes And is a great programming editor. This is the default but you can make it all dark in the settings. it's the best programming editor I have ever used, uber powerful

There are tons of plugins and you can write your own in Python. It doesn't get any better. You can use it free all you like with a tiny nag here and there, but I love and use it everywhere, it works on Linux/Windows/MAC, anywhere and you can legally install and use it in all your development environments, it was worth the 70 bucks. It's so good, they deserve the cash.

 
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