The dark theme has become fashionable in all devices, applications and of course Windows, to do so you just have to activate the color filters and use only the black and white color, if you use the grayscale on your PC, the design of your computer will look old-fashioned.
You can also change the color of the mouse arrow , task bar, frames and even the desktop icons. Using dark colors benefits the users’ eyesight , but if you use black in all the features, of course you should put a white or light color in the texts to be able to observe them.
- What does my PC need to make the screen black and white with Windows?
- Check your PC drivers
- Update Windows to the latest version
- How does the Windows screen turn black and white?
- For Windows 8 or higher
- If you have Windows 7 and earlier versions
- Why can’t I change the Windows screen to grayscale?
- How to know the characteristics of the screen and video driver on my PC
What does my PC need to make the screen black and white with Windows?
The function of grayscale, dark theme and customization of the Windows design, you will find it if you right click on any available space on the monitor, so you can see the option of ‘Customize’ or from the main system configuration in ‘accessibility’: otherwise you must:
Check your PC drivers
It is very common that when installing Windows 10 or 11 you keep the default basic Windows driver. It is recommended to use the driver assigned to your video card , and thus be able to use the function of transparency, themes, in addition to being able to put the screen in black and white.
Update Windows to the latest version
The latest version of Windows has many customization features. That is, you can put the screen in black and white just by changing the customization, also when updating Windows to the most recent version you will notice that you can apply these changes to the window frames, you can even make the taskbar transparent .
How does the Windows screen turn black and white?
With the system update, Windows has incorporated the function of colors and screen customization, having a great change from version 7 since Windows 8 or higher changed the entire design . To be able to change the screen to black and white in all versions you must do the following:
For Windows 8 or higher
- Press the key combination ‘Windows + I’ or right click on start to enter ‘settings’.
- Enter where it says ‘Accessibility’.
- In the menu on the left, click on the option ‘Color filters’.
- Activate the grayscale option and you’re done.
If you have Windows 7 and earlier versions
In Windows 7 you must use a dark theme in order to use black and white colors , since the grayscale is not available directly, by changing the theme you can also customize the tare bar or icons . To do so, you just have to follow the following steps:
- You enter the control panel and then in ‘Appearance and Personalization’.
- Click on ‘Personalization’ and you will see the available themes.
- Choose the ‘High contrast dark’ and you’re done.
It is important to know that grayscale completely changes the Windows screen to black and white , but you can also give it a more advanced style in black and white by using a theme that uses only those colors.
Why can’t I change the Windows screen to grayscale?
The first thing is that if you have a theme active, it will change the colors of the interface, and sometimes it creates incompatibility with the grayscale . To fix it just use a default Windows theme and voila.
Another reason that makes the grayscale not work is the video driver , since it is the one that makes the colors and designs work, you will notice that if the color transparency is active, it presents an error when using the design interface.
How to know the characteristics of the screen and video driver on my PC
A direct method of knowing if your PC, in addition to the driver, has the complete all necessary for the design characteristics is to execute the ‘dxdiag’ command in this way we can observe all the information related to your screen, video driver, manufacturers, among others.
- Press the key combination ‘Windows + R’.
- You type ‘dxdiag ”and hit enter.
- Click on the ‘Screen and go’ section
If you have any problem related to grayscale on your Windows system, do not hesitate to consult technical support in order to solve any type of problems related to colors and the interface.