At the Inspire event, Microsoft announced that it will ship Windows 11 trade credentials in dark mode by default to support remote working. A week later, the company reconsiders this decision.
Speaking at the Inspire event, Melissa Grant, director of Windows Enterprise Marketing, explained that dark mode would be the default standard for commercial Windows 11, as users spend “a lot more time looking at bright screens.” .
“As we spend a lot more time staring at bright screens, not only for endless emails, but also for countless meetings, as well as keeping up with our personal lives, to rest your eyes, we will ship all the Windows 11 commercial SKUs in this computer favorite – a nice dark mode by default. Of course, clear mode is available if that’s your preference. “-Melissa Grant
In a statement to BleepingComputer, a Microsoft spokesperson clarified that the above information was shared inaccurately during the Inspire event. The company told us that Windows 11 SKUs will continue to default to light mode, but PC makers can ship devices with dark mode if they choose.
“We are aware that inaccurate information about shipping Windows 11 in dark mode by default to all trade references has recently been shared and we apologize for the confusion,” Microsoft told BleepingComputer.
To clarify, Microsoft will ship Windows 11 SKUs in light mode by default. However, OEMs can choose to ship their devices in dark mode, and customers will have the choice of easily customizing their experience in either dark mode or dark mode settings. light.”
“Of course, users can always switch between dark or light mode from Windows settings and Microsoft has also confirmed that it will” continue to listen to customer feedback to make sure Windows 11 meets customer needs. ” .
It’s unclear why Microsoft reversed its decision, but based on its statement, this is likely due to negative customer feedback regarding the change.