Windows 10: Dark context menu when right clicking desktop, folders and icons. Solved

  1.    06 Jun 2018 #1

    Dark context menu when right clicking desktop, folders and icons.


    When you right click anywhere on the taskbar, you get a sleek dark grey context menu with easy to read white text. I also like the animations and overall it's really crisp, Microsoft did a good job with that. My question is this: why didn't they extend this feature to the desktop? When you you right click the desktop, or on icons, or inside File Explorer, you get that old white context menu that is just plain terrible to look at. I'm after a unified dark look across everything I use and this has been bugging me for a long time. Here is a comparison, I want the dark one but for desktop and file explorer.

    Would anyone happen to know anything about this, like news from Microsoft planning to add it in a future build or a tweak to accomplish it?

    Thank you. A solution to this would really put me at ease.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       06 Jun 2018 #2

    It's been added on the insider builds.
    The problem was Windows user interface is made out of many Windows.shell components(like building blocks).
    And the respective right click menus are part of each shell.

    An example:
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    Windows.Shell.BlueLightReduction.dll
    Windows.Shell.StartLayoutPopulationEvents.dll
    Windows.Shell.Search.UriHandler.dll
    Windows.Shell.ServiceHostBuilder.dll
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    Windows.ShellCommon.SharedResources.de-DE.pri
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    Now that they have added a dark mode(not finished and still pretty useless) to File Explorer, the Desktop and File Explorer/Control Panel have dark menu's, when you switch your system from Light to Dark mode in Settings.

    To sum it up, either switch to Insider, or wait till Fall for the next big upgrade.
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  3.    07 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks guys, I looked up that file explorer and can't wait. I might go Insider but I'm iffy about it being stable enough for regular use. If I go Insider, does it automatically have this feature, or do I have to choose the right one?
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #4

    PloKoon said: View Post
    Thanks guys, I looked up that file explorer and can't wait. I might go Insider but I'm iffy about it being stable enough for regular use. If I go Insider, does it automatically have this feature, or do I have to choose the right one?
    It use the light/dark switch in personalization/color.
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #5

    Change Default App Mode to Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Starting with
    Windows 10 build 17666
    , dark theme support has been added to File Explorer, the File Explorer context menu, as well as the Common File Dialog (aka the Open and Save dialogs).
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