Windows 10 may soon get easier on the eyes, with a new dark theme slated to arrive this summer with the Redstone update.
For now, Microsoft's Windows 10 has quite a lot of bright white all over the screen, which makes it a bit tough to handle at nighttime or in dark environments. A darker tone would be a welcome change for many, especially those working at night.
Microsoft has yet to announce an official solution for a dark theme, but Thurrott reports that Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Anniversary update this summer, and it will include these darker tones, along with other features such as an updated Start menu and improved inking support.
Thurrott further says that Microsoft employees are already using internal builds that have this dark theme option, which comes as a toggle in the Settings menu.
"When you enable the theme, it turns everything not colored by your personalization color to the darker setting and is system-wide," reveals the report.
Sure, a change in theme colors won't make up for all other shortcomings of Microsoft's latest operating system, but it should nonetheless help improve the experience.
It remains unclear for now just when this dark theme will be making its way to preview builds for Windows Insiders, especially since Microsoft made no mention of it at its recent Build conference. Nevertheless, an insider build with the new color scheme should roll out in the near future.
The upcoming Windows 10 Redstone update should hit the scene in June, arriving as the first major update for Microsoft's latest operating system. The new build should bring a number of notable tweaks and improvements to the table, including a convergence between different Windows 10 devices such as phones, PC and Xbox consoles.
A slew of Windows Universal Platform apps are expected to become available with this update, and Microsoft also plans to have a Windows Store available on the Xbox One. More options and features will enhance the overall experience, so check out our previous coverage to learn more about what to expect from the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone RS1 update this June.