Dark modes have become a must-have for that modern Windows 10 user, and needless to say, Microsoft has aligned with this new trend and it is offering this type of visual style across the operating system too.
File Explorer, the old-school file manager that’s existed for thus long and that is still lacking essential features like tab support, includes a dark mode too, but because some Windows 10 users discovered recently, looking feature still requires some polishing with this particular visual style.
It is because in some cases, looking box bundled with File Explorer shows up with a black UI on a black background, so it’s pretty impossible to determine that which you type when attempting to search for something.
The good thing is that Microsoft has resolved this problem, although the fix happens to be available just for Windows insiders. The fix is part of Windows 10 preview builds 21390 that’s been released to insiders within the Dev channel now.
“We fixed a problem where when using dark mode, the text within the File Explorer search box would be black on the black background. Please note this only addresses this dark theme issue in File Explorer, we are continuing to research another issue impacting dark theme when utilizing Search in the taskbar,” Microsoft explained.
File Explorer overhaul within the fall?
The file manager is expected to become one of the apps getting a massive overhaul in the fall of this year included in the Sun Valley update for Windows 10.
Microsoft has been teasing us having a modern form of File Explorer for quite a while now, and given Sun Valley could start adding some features borrowed from Windows 10X, there’s a chance the upcoming Windows 10 feature update could finally include this long awaited refresh as well.