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Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app update adds the Dark Theme for RTM Build 10240
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Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app update adds the Dark Theme for RTM Build 10240

by AshwinSeptember 30, 2015

Windows 10 users have a small treat in store for them, as Microsoft has rolled out a rather important feature for its Mail app.

Windows 10 Mail and Calendar App Dark Theme

The application now has a Dark Theme, which looks much cooler than the regular one.

Yes, it is the same dark theme which is available in Microsoft Edge, and several other apps in the operating system. This isn’t exactly surprising though. Microsoft always tests new features of its apps, in the Preview Builds of Windows 10, before it rolls it out to the general public. And it did the same, for the Dark Theme as well. A few weeks ago, the Redmond company rolled out a new update for the Mail and Calendar app, which added the personalization option for members of the Windows Insider Program.

The current version of the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app available for Build 10240 is version 17.6224.42281.0

How to enable the Dark Theme in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app:

  1. Click on the gear icon on the sidebar on the left side of the app.
  2. A new sidebar should open on the right hand side.
  3. Click on the tab which says “Personalization”.
  4. Now you will find two toggles: Light Theme and Dark Theme
  5. Just click on the latter to enable the Dark Theme and you are good to go.

Windows 10 Mail and Calendar App Dark Theme Switch 2

 

Windows 10 Mail and Calendar App Dark Theme Switch

You don’t need to restart the app for the change to take effect, as it is instant. You can follow the above steps to change to the Light Theme.

The Personalization tab in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app, also has options to change the accent colours of the app, and even to choose the background image of the app.

The update has also added a new option to the left side-bar, which is especially useful for users with multiple accounts. The app now displays each account added to the app under the aptly named “Accounts” tab. This will allow users to switch between email accounts quickly. Tight click on the account name to access its settings or click on the gear icon and navigate to Settings > Accounts to get to the same screen.

A few weeks ago, the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app was updated to allow all users to disable the Conversation View, you can do easily it by reading our previous write up. Oh and in case you are experiencing sync issues in the Windows 10 Mail app, here is a fix for it as well.

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