Microsoft released the latest Windows 10 insider build for next year’s April Windows 10 update, and it contained a welcome susprise.
Ever since we introduced the ability to choose between light and dark in Windows 10, we’ve heard feedback asking for a truer separation between the two options. When you select Light under Settings > Personalization > Colors, the expectation is that the system color would be lighter too. And it didn’t do that before – the taskbar and many other things stayed dark. Now, if you choose Light under Settings > Personalization > Colors, all system UI will now be light. This includes the taskbar, Start menu, Action Center, touch keyboard, and more.
This looks really, really nice. There’s a few other changes in this build as well, but do note we’re very early in the development process, so these builds are not for the faint of heart.
Personally I think it would be nice if Microsoft opened up its ecosystem to make it easier for third parties to create themes for Windows, much like the open source community does for the various Linux desktop environments. This light theme looks really nice. Keep up the good work Redmond!