Saturday, September 9, 2023

How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint
Do you find yourself squinting at your screen at night while using Microsoft Paint? 

If so, you're not alone. 

The light-colored interface can be harsh on the eyes, especially in low-light conditions.

Here's a Cool Tip:  Set MS Paint to the New Dark Mode in Windows 11

This Cool Tip makes Paint easier on your eyes inverting the colors of the interface, making it much easier to see in the dark.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Paint
fig. 1 - How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Paint

Here's how to do it:
  • Ensure you have the latest version of Paint from the Microsoft App Store.
    • The version that supports dark mode is 11.2304.17.02 or greater. 
    • If you need the newer version, go to the Start Menu, and search for the Microsoft Store App.
  • Open Paint.
  • Click on the Settings gear icon in the top-right corner.
  • Select App theme.
  • Choose Dark.
  • Select the back arrow to return to the home screen.
Cool Tip:
  • You can also enable dark mode for all of your Windows apps, including Windows 10, by going to Settings > Personalization > Colors and selecting Dark under Choose your mode.

That's it! 


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