Although you can enable a dark theme from the Windows Settings panel, it doesn’t change the wallpaper on your desktop. Also, you cannot schedule the dark theme on Windows 10 via Windows Settings. To do so, you can make use of Darky or Luna, which is free and open-source software available for Windows 10 only. Let’s take a look at the features and options to know more about this tool.
Dark mode can help you use your computer without getting any eye strain. Although Windows 10 has such functionalities, you cannot automate them for your benefits. It is possible to schedule Night light, but you cannot turn on a dark theme at a predefined time. However, sometimes, you might need to enable this feature automatically. Luna can play an essential role at such times.
Luna is a Dark Mode automatic switcher for Windows 10
Luna doesn’t come with a massive list of features, but you can do everything flawlessly with the help of Luna. Talking about some specific features and options, you can find these in this tool-
- Enable dark theme automatically: It is the primary function of this tool, and it does the job pretty well. When you want to enable a dark or light theme, you can do that easily. It has a convenient panel that lets you set the timings.
- Change app theme: You can enable or disable the dark theme for apps. If you enable it, the Windows Settings, File Explorer, etc. will receive the dark theme.
- Change system theme: Like apps, you can schedule dark and light themes for the system as well.
- Change wallpaper: By default, the in-built dark theme doesn’t change the desktop wallpaper automatically. If you want to change the wallpaper as you opt for the dark theme, this option will be handy for you. It is possible to choose separate wallpaper for light and dark themes.
To get started with Luna, you need to download and install it first. As mentioned earlier, it is open-source software, and you can find the source file on GitHub. While installing this tool, you might get the SmartScreen. Allow the app to be installed.
After opening it on your computer, you can find a window like this-
You need to make a tick in the Enable automatic theme checkbox to unveil all the settings.
You need to choose timings for light and dark themes. You should have set your system time correctly to get the best experience. After that, you can enable these three settings –
- Change app theme,
- Change system theme,
- Change wallpaper.
If you use the Change wallpaper setting, you need to choose two wallpapers for Light and Dark themes.
To do so, click the Browse button, navigate to the wallpaper path, and select it.
If you like the features, you can download Luna from the official download page.