Windows 10 comes with a built-in dark mode, but it has a weird
hybrid dark mode bug that brings in elements from both the dark
mode and the light mode, which creates something that can look
a bit wonky.
This problem is noticeable when you right-click on a file and
the properties menu opens with elements from both themes.
Similarly, some dialogs and windows in File Explorer or Control
Panel are unreadable when using dark theme due to black on
It looks like Windows 10 Build 19042.661, which is currently
available for testers in the Release Preview Ring, has finally
fixed the dark mode glitch in the operating system. It’s
unclear if this fix will be released to non-Insiders next month
Microsoft is planning to suspend the rollout of optional
previews until January 2021.
With this preview patch, Microsoft has also fixed an issue that
breaks Media Creation Tool when you try to do an in-place
we reported last week, a bug in Windows 10 October 2020
Update forces users to reinstall the operating system without
saving their files, apps or personal settings.
For those unaware, Windows 10 in-place upgrade is a
wizard-based process to fix a Windows installation that
simply goes off the rails. When enough things go wrong in
Windows 10, users are advised to do an in-place upgrade.
In the Media Creation Tool or Windows 10 Setup tool, you can
select “Upgrade this PC now” and then choose “keep your files
and apps” to do an in-place upgrade. Unfortunately, Windows 10
20H2 enablement package breaks this feature and you won’t be
able to keep all of your files and programs.
The good news is that Windows 10 Preview Build 19042.661 has
finally fixed the issue, so it’s likely that it will get
resolved in the next patch Tuesday release for everyone, which
is on December 8.
Unfortunately, Microsoft still hasn’t fixed the long-standing
bug that causes Windows 10 to incorrectly perform the TRIM
command on non-SSD drives.