Some Windows 11 users have reported that their devices can be too bright, no matter what the brightness settings are. There is most likely an easy fix for you. All devices have a setting that allows the user to choose between a light or dark display mode. The default mode uses dark text on a white background. I personally prefer the dark side because there’s more contrast with white text on black background, but you can always change this in settings if you don’t like it.

Dark mode has become more popular in the past few years and it’s not just because of those occasional studies about how some people need it for their eyes. It can reduce eye strain and make it easier to fall asleep at night.

I don’t always like using a computer in the daytime because bright colors from the screen can hurt my eyes or make me feel really annoyed but dark mode is much easier for my eyes to handle and feels so relieving for me. Whatever your reason, you’re only a few steps away from updating to dark mode in Windows 11.

Enabling Dark Mode in Windows 11

Windows has many options to choose from, and one of these is called dark mode. This can be found in the settings of your computer.

  1. To begin, go to Settings from the Start menu, and click on Personalization on the left. Alternatively, you can right-click when on the desktop screen and choose Personalize.
  2. In the Personalization menu, you’ll notice that you have the option to change your colors. Click Colors to proceed.
  3. Now click on the dropdown against Choose your mode and select Dark from the options. That’s it.

You can also select Custom from the dropdown options if you would like to try different settings for apps and Windows.

The Colors menu can also be used for more customization. Using it, you can change the colors of your app windows to match a different background or just your favorite color.

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