Improvements are coming to Dark Mode on Windows 10

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  • Microsoft is still making changes to Windows 10, even with Windows 11 release.
  • Microsoft plans to pull the plug on Windows 10 in 2025 so users can continue enjoying its features.
  • Windows 10 now has a dark theme introduced to the OS.

Although Windows 11 has been received well and is still making waves, Windows 10 is still a force to reckon with. Microsoft had made an announcement earlier that it will pull the plug on the OS in four years

The company continues to make enhancements by introducing new features while there is still time. Since some devices cannot upgrade to Windows 11 because they do not meet system requirements, those who choose to stick to Windows 10 can still enjoy Windows 11 features.

Earlier on, Microsoft had made a slight adjustment that allowed the dark theme but was not comprehensive. Now, the dark theme covers the search UI too. 

More consistency

Although the dark theme was available for Windows 10, users had reported that the taskbar was in light mode even when dark mode enabled. 

Now, search is in dark mode too, and the experience is now more consistent with full-on dark mode.

Four more years

You may be wondering why Microsoft may be making improvements to Windows 10 when Windows 11 has already been released. Well, users still have four more years to use the OS.

In addition, not all devices are eligible for the upgrade to Windows 11, so continued support is the only option.

According to Microsoft,

“For customers who are using a PC that won’t upgrade, and who aren’t ready to transition to a new device, Windows 10 is the right choice. We will support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025 and we recently announced that the next feature update to Windows 10 is coming later this year. Whatever you decide, we are committed to supporting you and offering choice in your computing journey,”

If your device does not meet the Windows 11 system requirements, you can still use Windows 10. To check whether your PC meets the requirements, use PC Health Check App.

Have you made the move to Windows 11 yet, or are you still using older versions? Let us know in the comment section below.