Program Dark Mode in Windows 11. Is your Windows desktop light mode blindingly bright at night, and dark mode too dark to read during the day? Of course, you can manually adjust the brightness accordingly, but there is a correct way to do it – a scheduled dark mode. In the past few years, we have seen this feature in several operating systems. It has been around for years on both Android and iOS. Also, when turned on, the system automatically switches between dark and light modes depending on the time of day. This is easy on the eyes.
Unfortunately, Windows 11 doesn’t have such a feature. In the operating system, he has to open the Settings app and manually switch between the two modes, which is annoying. Worse, the OS doesn’t even have a shortcut to the action center, further discouraging users from switching between light and dark modes depending on the time of day.
But there is a workaround. Windows 11’s Auto Dark Mode app makes up for this, giving you the option to set a custom time for Dark Mode or have it automatically switch at sunset.
First, you need to open the Microsoft Store on your Windows system. Then type “automatic dark mode” in the search bar and click on the first result
Click Install. The app is safe to use – this is confirmed by our 4.7-star app rating.
Once installed, open the app and you’ll see the option to schedule dark mode on your home screen.
“Set Custom Time” does precisely that. You can set custom light and dark mode start times when turned on. The app forces Windows 11 to switch between specified times.
However, if you want the app to manage the time based on local sunset and sunrise times, you can enable the sunset-to-sunrise option instead. Please note that you must grant permission to the location of the automatic dark mode to match the sunrise and sunset times in your area.
Another cool feature you can do with this app is to set shortcut keys for dark/light mode. This option is found on the Switch Mode page.