How to Enable Dark Mode in Notepad on Windows 11?


Notepad is a handy app to have around, and there are so many ways to open it in Windows 11. Notepad is a text app that has always been included with Windows. Although a relatively basic text editor, Notepad can be surprisingly helpful.

Dark mode or dark theme is available on Windows 11. One can enable the dark mode by navigating to Settings > Personalization > Colors page and selecting the Dark option from the Choose your mode drop-down menu.

When you turn on the dark mode, a dark theme is applied to the taskbar, Start menu, File Explorer, Settings app, and many other apps that support the dark mode. However, up until now, the built-in Notepad app did not support the dark mode. So, there was no way to enable the dark mode in the Notepad. Microsoft offers dark mode in the Notepad app, which means no need to use third-party software. So, Windows 11 users were using the Black Notepad application.

Luckily, the Notepad in Windows 11 supports dark mode. In addition to the dark mode, the Notepad gets a redesigned user interface that aligns well with the visual design of Windows 11.

How to Turn on the Dark Mode for Notepad in Windows 11?

If you want to activate the dark mode for Notepad, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Notepad application on your PC.

Step 2. Now, press Windows + R keys on the keyboard to launch the R dialog box. Then, type notepad and hit Enter key on the keyboard.

Step 3. Then, click on the Settings icon located at the top right of the app to open Notepad settings.

Step 4. Next, click on the App theme tile.

Step 5. After that, in the “App theme” section, you will find three options:-

  • Light
  • Dark
  • Use system settings

Step 6. At last, select the Dark option to activate the Dark mode for Notepad.

Here, if you want the Notepad app to use the system setting (Windows 11 Settings > Personalization > Colors > Choose your mode), select the Use the system setting option.

That’s it.

I hope this article has been helpful to you.

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