Dark theme coming to OneDrive sync client for Windows

Dark themes are always a popular ask no matter the app, and Microsoft has been slowly working toward rolling them out across various apps and services. Now, it looks like the next Microsoft app to pick up a dark theme will be the OneDrive sync client for Windows 10.

As initially spotted by Florian B on Twitter (via OnMSFT), the OneDrive sync client has gone dark on recent Windows Insider builds, adding a bit of dark gray flair to go with OneDrive's signature blue hue.

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The dark theme appears to be slowly rolling out as part of version 18.212.1021.0007 of the OneDrive sync app. And, according to OnMSFT, the theme works on the two most recent Windows Insider preview builds. Curiously, though the build is listed as the latest for Insiders on Microsoft's support page (opens in new tab), there's no word on the dark theme. Rather, Microsoft only lists bug fixes and improvements as its latest changes.

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  • Great to see that effort is finally being put into things, and an attempt is there to finally carry through an idea.
  • It's not released yet so who knows. I hope one day the dark themes in Windows 10 will look the same and not slapped together by 20 different teams.
  • Wow this intern level work is amazing...
  • If it takes an intern, fine by me. Still better than leaving things the way they are.
  • Excellent. I'm opening the sync client all the time and just can't stand the garish light theme of that small OneDrive window. I'm glad Microsoft's getting the important things like dark mode sorted rather than worry about trivial things such files being deleted when updating. [/sarcasm]
  • Nice. More consistency. Would be nice if syncing across devices was faster and integration with explorer was better integrated and less of an add on experience.
  • I already have it on release preview now 😃 So I guess it!ll be public real soon 😉
  • Yeah, there's only one person working on all of Microsoft's projects, so there's no way that they could work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Wird aber Zeit. #Microsnail
  • Now, they just need to add that to their Android app.
  • Windows going dark...one app at a time.