How To Enable Dark Theme In Microsoft Edge

One of the best features of Microsoft Edge is its capability to be customized for a more personalized user experience.

One of the best features of Microsoft Edge is its capability to be customized for a more personalized user experience. The concept is pretty ingenious, especially with the release of the dark theme, which is just amazing.

These efforts are similar to other app developers" customization features, such as the night mode option on the Twitter application. Microsoft Edge comes with the light mode as the pre-set default, which is the standard interface. It's pretty simple to activate the dark mode, also called the dark theme.


Enabling the Dark Theme on Microsoft Edge

The developers of Microsoft Edge have made it all a bit tedious. First, you have to activate the Windows 10 dark theme. This assumes that you want an overall dark theme on the overall device interface. If the dark theme is only desired for Microsoft Edge, then you can skip the first phase of the customization detailed below.

  • Open the settings from the start menu, navigate to the settings panel, or quickly search for settings in the start menu search bar.
  • Select the theme's settings which will reveal the selection of different theme categories available on the device.
  • Choose the dark theme, execute it, and you're good to go.

These initial actions will not activate the dark theme in Microsoft Edge itself; they will only apply to the device user interface. To bring the same effect to Microsoft Edge:

  • Go to the Microsoft Edge settings in the menu on either the start screen or the homepage, depending on the device.
  • There is an option for theme selection in the settings panel. Select that to reveal the available selection options.
  • This will reveal the available theme options; select the 'dark' theme panel and press 'enter' or 'OK.'
  • The device will immediately revert to the dark theme for Microsoft Edge on confirmation, and you can enjoy your beautiful interface.

Those settings will not be affected if the device is not set to the dark theme outside the Edge application. It's usually better to have similar themes in and out of the app. The dark theme can also be switched off in the same manner at any time by simply choosing the light mode instead.

Dark Microsoft Edge Webpages

The dark theme can also be intensified by making the web pages themselves follow a dark theme instead of just the Microsoft Edge interface. This will require an extension that isn't normally installed on the default configuration extensions. This extension is most convenient when watching videos online and provides a more effective darker viewing background. It will extend the dark theme to all web pages on Microsoft Edge, just like the Dark Reader in browsers like Chrome.

  • Go to the Microsoft store and search for the "Turn off the Lights" extension compatible with the device.
  • Install the application once it's downloaded, and you're good to go. The extension is relatively small and easy to follow.
  • Once the installation is completed, click on the menu option in MS Edge and scroll down to the extension's options.
  • The new extension will now be available if the installation is successful. Click on the "Turn off the Lights" extension.
  • Go to the extension options that should automatically launch to determine the preferred actions. Select the option to show the night mode button. This will enable the customization of each web page visited.

The extension will enable automatic night mode or an easy manual switch option on web pages. The feature can be easily turned off in the settings at any time; however, the night mode is pretty addictive. Once you start using it, you will never want to go back.