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LHodg
Novice
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Windows 10 Dark Mode enabled, works for everything except File Explorer?!?

I enabled dark mode in Settings > Personalization > Colors

And it works as I would expect for most OS things.

But for some reason, File Explorer gloriously refuses to turn black. It's as white as ever, even after reboot etc.

I can't find anything on Google about this, so that's why I am posting here. I thought it might somehow be weirdly NUC specific.... but that sounds weird as well

 

Anyone else have dark mode enabled but File Explorer refusing to play ball?

Cheers,

Lee

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AlHill
Super User
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Specify the exact version and build of your OS.

Also, this is a known Microsoft issue, from what I can determine.

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AlHill
Super User
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And, I am willing to wager that you are running 1809.

If so, look here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start-win_general/windows-10-1809-dark-... Windows 10 1809 Dark mode - Microsoft Community

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LHodg
Novice
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Yes, sorry, I should have mentioned the version.

Version 1803 (OS Builld17134.376)

LHodg
Novice
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I don't seem able to update to 1809 - when I go to Windows update, it just says "You're up to date."

AlHill
Super User
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There appear to be a few "minor" issues with 1809. Aside from deleting users files, there are several hundred other bugs, such that Microsoft withdrew 1809 only a couple of days after they posted it. That was in early October. Now, approaching mid-November, the re-release has not happened.

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LHodg
Novice
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lol, okay. That makes "sense", in a Microsoft kind of way

AlHill
Super User
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Yes, a new standard for "sense":

  • Common Sense
  • No Sense
  • Nonsense
  • Senseless
  • Microsoft Sense

Think it will catch on?

Doc