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How to Add App Mode to Context Menu to Toggle Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

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You can change your apps in Windows 10 from a default light mode to dark mode. Dark mode is great for low-light conditions like working at night. When you make the switch, UWP apps including Mail, Calendar and the Windows Store app go to a black background, which can even save your battery power with certain screen technologies.

This tutorial will show you how to add an App mode context menu to make it easy to choose the default app mode to a light or dark theme as wanted for your account in Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: "App mode" desktop context menu and Store app in light and dark mode
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "App mode" to Desktop Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_App_Mode_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "App mode" from Desktop Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_App_Mode_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn