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Add “Choose Light or Dark Mode” Context Menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 supports two color modes: light and dark. Each mode consists of a set of neutral color values that are automatically adjusted to ensure optimal contrast.

In both light and dark color modes, darker colors indicate background surfaces of less importance. Important surfaces are highlighted with lighter and brighter colors.

The Dark mode has colors that are designed to work well in a low-lit environment. This option is for the Start menu, taskbar, and action center.

The Light mode is designed to work well during daylight hours. If you choose this option, you’ll be able to Show accent color on title bars and windows borders. Selecting light for Choose your default Windows mode will gray out and disable Show accent color on Start and taskbar.

If you switch between light and dark mode often, then adding the Choose Light or Dark Mode desktop context menu can make it easier to choose your default windows mode and app mode on demand.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Choose Light or Dark Mode desktop context menu for all users in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

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How to Add Windows Mode to Context Menu to Toggle Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 18282, you can now choose to apply a light or dark theme for your default Windows mode (system UI) and default app mode (apps) separately or both. The system UI includes the taskbar, Start menu, Action Center, touch keyboard, and more. As part of this work Microsoft is also adding a new default wallpaper. Selecting the new Windows Light theme will also change your PC to be light themed.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Windows mode context menu to make it easy to choose the default Windows mode to a light or dark theme as wanted for your account in Windows 10.

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