How to Change Theme in Windows 11?

A theme pack may include one or more wallpapers and an accent color. Apart from the wallpaper(s), it can also come with sound schemes and icons.

When it comes to Windows 11, it ships with six beautiful themes: Windows (light), Windows (dark), Glow, Captured Motion, Sunrise, and Flow. Windows light and dark themes include only one wallpaper, while other themes include four wallpapers each. By default Windows (light) theme is applied as the default theme in Windows 11 PCs. When you activate dark mode, Windows (dark) theme is applied.

While there is nothing wrong with the default theme, all computer users may not like it and want to change it. Windows 11 provides an easy option to change the default theme. You can easily choose one of the offered themes from the Settings app. If you are not happy with any of the six themes shipped with Windows 11, you can download and install new themes from the Microsoft Store or any other third-party website.

Multiple ways are available to change a theme on Windows 11. You can change the theme via the Settings app, File Explorer or even classic Control Panel. In this gearupwindows article, we will review all the ways to change a theme one by one.

How to Change Windows 11 theme via Settings app?

Using the Settings app, Windows 11 allows you to change the theme from two different places.

First Way

Step 1. Right-click on a blank area on the desktop and then select Personalize option to access Settings > Personalization page.

Step 2. On the right-side pane, click on Themes option.

 

Step 3. Here, you will find all default themes that ship with Windows 11 and which you downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Click on any theme that you would like to apply.

The changes are immediate, which means once you click on any theme, it will be applied immediately.

Second Way

Step 1. Right-click on a blank area on the desktop and then select Personalize option to access Settings > Personalization page.

Step 2. On the right-side pane of Personalization, click on any theme that you would like to use. Please note that here you can see only the six latest themes that you have used recently.

How to Change Windows 11 theme through Control Panel?

If you love to use the classic Control Panel, you can use this method to change the Theme on Windows 11. However, the classic Personalization window is no longer part of the Control Panel. But, there is a way to access it and change the theme via the Personalization panel.

Step 1. Press Windows + R hotkey to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. In the Run box, copy and paste the following shell command and hit the Enter key from the keyboard to open the classic Personalization panel:-

shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}

Step 3. Here, you will see all the themes that are available on your PC. Click on any theme that you would like to use. That’s it.

How to Download and Install Themes on Windows 11 from Microsoft Store?

If you don’t like the themes that ship with Windows 11, you can get many themes from the Microsoft Store for free. Click on the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar. On the Store page, search for Windows Themes. Click on any theme that you love to use. Then click on the Get button. Now, click on the Install button. Finally, click on the Apply button.

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