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    Change Theme in Windows 10

    Change Theme in Windows 10

    How to Change the Theme in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    15 Nov 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change the Theme in Windows 10


    In Windows, you can use themes to help make your desktop feel a little more personal. Themes change the desktop background, colors, sounds, screen saver, and pointers on your PC all at once, and you can switch between themes as often as you like.

    There are four types of themes.

    My Themes - Themes that you've created, made changes to, saved, downloaded, or synced (roamed themes) from your Microsoft account. Any time you change a theme, the new settings appear here as an unsaved theme. These themes are saved in the folder below.

    %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

    Windows Default Themes - Windows themes you can use to personalize your PC. Most of them include a desktop background slide show. These themes are saved in the folder below.

    C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

    Installed Themes - Themes that were created by your PC manufacturer or other non-Microsoft providers.

    High Contrast Themes - Themes that use a small palette of contrasting colors to make items on your screen easier to see and improves readability. The High Contrast themes don't include automatic window border colors or desktop background slide shows. These themes are saved in the folder below.

    C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18282, Microsoft added a new Windows Light theme. If selected, it will change your PC to be light themed.

    Your current theme is referenced as the CurrentTheme string value for the key below in Registry Editor.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes

    You will need to activate Windows before you will be able to personalize your PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to select a theme to change the desktop background, color, sounds, and screen saver all at once for your account in Window 10.

    To download free themes from Microsoft, see:


     CONTENTS:






    Change Theme in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Theme in Windows 10
    To Change Your Theme in Control Panel

    1. Open the Run dialog (Win+R), enter the command below, and click/tap on OK to open Personalization in the Control Panel.

    explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

    2. Click/tap on a theme you want to use from My Themes, Windows Default Themes, or High Contrast Themes. (see screenshot below)

    If you click/tap on the Get more themes online link, it'll take you to Themes - Microsoft Windows where you can download more themes to use.

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    Change Theme in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Theme in Windows 10
    To Change Your Theme in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Themes on the left side, click/tap on a theme you want under Apply a theme on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    You can click/tap on the Get more themes online link to install themes from the Store.

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    Change Theme in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Theme in Windows 10
    To Choose a High Contrast Theme in Settings


    You can press the Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen keys to toggle High Contrast on and off.

    How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Keyboard Shortcut in Windows

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2. Click/tap on High contrast on the left side, and turn on Turn on high contrast on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17046, you will need to Turn on high contrast to be able to choose a theme.

    3. Select a high contrast theme you want in the Choose a theme drop menu.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, the default theme is High Contrast Black.

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    4. Make any color changes you would like, click/tap on Apply, and Save as a new custom high contrast theme.

    5. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       05 May 2015 #1

    Great Tut but I just copy and paste the image into win 10\windows\web\wallpaper\windows technical preview\imgXXX.jpg
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,492
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       12 Jan 2017 #2

    Update: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 for PC and Mobile

    [Coming Soon] Download themes for your PC from the Windows Store (PC): In Build 15002, we introduced the new themes settings page in the Settings app. Soon, you’ll be able to go directly from the themes setting page directly to the Windows Store to download new themes for your PC! This isn’t working yet in today’s build and you’ll see a Store icon that does nothing at the bottom of the themes setting page. However, you can go to the Store page for themes here to try out downloading themes from the Store.

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