Last week Microsoft issued Build 18282 for the Windows 10 19H1 development branch as they continue their work towards the seventh feature update for Windows 10. The 19H1 update is expected in the March/April 2019 timeframe.
One of the highlights of this build is the inclusion of a Windows Light theme. Build apps and operating systems to use dark themes has been all the rage lately. I have mentioned this before but there is actually a power savings when using a dark theme versus lighter ones because it requires much less power to display a dark pixel than it does to show a light/white one.
I talked about the new light theme in Episode 290 of Observed Tech that just came out a couple of days ago plus I added a copy of the themes light background wallpaper to the Windows 10 OS (Wallpapers) (2246 downloads) download that also includes all of the default wallpapers that are part of a Windows 10 installation.
Next up, I thought sharing a few images of what the theme looks like would allow many of you who have not yet installed Windows 10 19H1 Build 18282 or are possibly not running Windows Insiders builds at this point, to see what Windows Light looks like in use.
As I mentioned in Observed Tech on Friday, compared to when Microsoft released their first iteration of the Windows 10 Dark theme during the development of the October 2018 Update, the light version is much more complete. It does need more work but that is something Microsoft is aware of and they acknowledged that in the release notes for this build.
My initial impression of Windows Light is middle of the road at this point. I like the idea of having something in between the dark and brighter light themes that are part of Windows 10 so I will be watching this development with great interest.
Windows Light Theme Screenshots from Windows 10 19H1 Build 18282