The dark mode was introduced for Microsoft Windows and Office in 2016. The latest version of Office provides you with the option to choose one of the two available dark modes. Apart from the option being aesthetic, there are significant benefits for your screen having high contrast and predominantly dark colors.
Users working by night, or in dimly lit rooms, will not strain their eyes as much against a bright screen surface, especially those who work with multiple screens.
Enabling the dark mode has now become a trend and many high-profile sites such as Twitter and YouTube have stepped into the dark mode game.
Individuals who spend a lot of time in front of computer screens understand that a dark color background soothes your eyes. In contrast, the bright backgrounds put a strain on the eyes due to the strong light.
Pros & Cons of Outlook Dark Mode
Having a Dark Mode is a great feature, especially for those who do their browsing at night, but it can have some issues that you should be aware of. Additionally, some might experience lag or slow loading, especially with content-rich emails, which will come as a shock to your eyes.
If you don’t have Microsoft Outlook, you can download one from Amazon for free with their digital services and it will work with your Windows OS.
Personalizing Your MS Outlook
An individual can personalize their Outlook settings and get dark mode. Once the mode is enabled, it will be applied to all Office apps. For example, if an individual has personalized their settings in MS Word and enabled the dark mode, the same mode will be applied to PowerPoint and all other Office apps on their computer.
You can change the theme and background of an app directly from your Account Settings. The first step is to open the office app whose theme or background you want to change.
Next, click on the File tab to open it and select Account. By clicking this, a wide range of settings related to the Account will open. Click the Office Theme drop-down list. Your options of theme are white, colorful, black or dark grey.
In order to enable the dark mode, choose one of the last two options listed, black or dark grey.
It Will Impact all MS Office Apps
Once the theme selection is made, it will be automatically applied to all Office apps supported and installed through Windows.
The background of all the apps in Office can also be changed and a new pattern applied. You simply need to click the Office Background drop-down list which will offer many options. Select the background of your choice.
So, if you have selected background for Outlook, it will automatically be applied to all other Office apps too.
It Works Through Other Apps as Well
Another way to alter the theme and background of Office apps is through Office options. Again, open an app such as PowerPoint.
Click at the File button and go to Options. A new Windows will open. It will show you the options for the specific Office app that you are using. Click the General icon. You will find the theme option there.
Click the black or the dark grey option to enable the dark mode.
The most recent feature that has been introduced by Microsoft is the ability to enable the dark mode in Outlook. This is only available in Office 365.
To get dark mode, log into Outlook. Click on Try the New Options. A new mode will be activated. In this new mode, you will be able to enable the dark mode. To enable it, click the Settings icon.
From the options available, select the dark mode.
You Can Switch Back to Color Mode
Switching back to the colored mode is also very easy should you want to. By selecting options such as light mode, the dark mode can easily be reversed.