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Microsoft is working on a dark theme for Windows 10 File Explorer

Windows 10 Redstone 5 build 17650, which was released last week for Skip Ahead Insiders came with an interesting hidden surprise. Indeed, it seems that the Windows 10 Dark Theme option may soon be expanded to a core Windows app, File Explorer.

Microsoft watcher Rafael Rivera found a way to enable Dark Theme mode for the legacy app, though it’s obviously a work in progress. As you can see in the image below, the dark theme is only visible in the left panel of File Explorer, with the different shortcuts now using a white Font over the dark background:

As of today, the ability to choose your default app mode (Light or Dark) only applies to select UWP apps such as Settings, Mail & Calendar or Photos, so seeing it extended to a legacy app would be a first. However, Microsoft has yet to discuss this new option publicly, so it could be scrapped at any moment. Let us know in the comments if a Dark Theme option for File Explorer is something you’d like to see coming with Redstone 5 later this year.

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Would you like to have a dark theme option for File Explorer?