How to Automatically Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10

This guide will show you how to have Dark Mode automatically switch on and off at times that you specify, or have Dark Mode automatically enabled at night and then disabled in the morning.

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  1. Head over to the download page for Auto Night Mode and download the latest release. Once that’s done, double-click the file to begin the installation. You may receive a warning message from Windows – if this happens, click the More info link.
  2. Now click the Run anyway button. Auto Night Mode is an open source app that’s completely safe to install and use.
  3. On the last setup window make sure the Launch Auto Dark Mode box is checked and then click the Finish button.
  4. Auto Dark Mode will open. The first thing to do is to place a check in the Enable automatic theme switching box.
  5. You can opt to have Windows and it’s apps either adhere to the theme settings (which is the default) or you can have either of them always stay in light or dark mode.
  6. Another feature is to have a different desktop wallpaper for both light and dark mode. Click the Configure Desktop Background button.
  7. From here you can click either the Pick file or use current background buttons for both Wallpaper for light theme and Wallpaper for dark theme to set the wallpapers you want to use.
  8. Once you’ve set the wallpapers for both themes, click the Save button.
  9. Finally, enter the start times for both the Light and Dark themes, or place a check in the Use Location Service box. When you’re done click the Apply button.
  10. Your PC will now automatically switch between the light and dark theme based on your specified times!

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