Dark Theme in File Explorer is getting better with Windows 10 Build 17686

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File Explorer with Dark Theme in Windows 10
Image Courtesy: Jen Gentleman

Dark themes have become popular these days, and the apps
from big companies are also in process of adopting the new
trend. Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system lets you enable
the dark theme almost everywhere, and the rival Apple is
also investing in dark themes for its products. The core apps
in Windows 10 such as Settings already supports dark
visual styles, and with the next update, File Explorer will
also join the push.

Microsoft is bringing the dark theme to File Explorer with

Windows 10 Redstone 5 update. The new File Explorer looks
great, and the project is getting better with every preview
builds for Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 Insider preview
build brings substantial improvements in this regard.

File Explorer with dark theme continues to get better, and the
latest implementation looks more polished than the early days.
Microsoft today released
Windows 10 Build 17686 for the Windows Insiders and it
includes a new File Explorer that has no grey parts across
the UI, as it was the case in the previous build.

Microsoft’s Jen Gentleman also shared a screenshot of the
new File Explorer with the dark theme and Sets interface, and
everything seems to look pretty good. The same implementation
seemed rather unpolished in its early days but it’s getting
better with every preview builds, and it’s likely that it would
look perfect before the public release of Windows 10 Redstone
5.

To enable dark theme in File Explorer, you would need to join
the Windows Insider program and download the latest preview
build. If your computer is running Windows 10 Redstone 5, you
have to head over to Settings > Personalization > Colours
> Choose your default app mode and select the option dark.

Windows 10’s File Explorer with the dark theme is coming
certainly at the right time as Apple has also launched dark
theme facelift for macOS.

The interface that you see here isn’t yet completely finished,
and the File Explorer will continue to receive further
improvements and changes before its public release.

Microsoft has already confirmed that the new File Explorer with
a dark theme will go live for the general public with the next
big Windows 10 update in the fall of this year. What do you
think of new File Explorer? Let us know your thoughts in the
comments below.



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