Nov 08 2019 07:27 AM
Nov 08 2019 07:27 AM
Microsoft has released black theme for OneNote 2016 Desktop - in November 2019 - however when I switch it on the pages' background remain white/bright color and no way to change it...
How To get real dark mode with black background pages ?
Nov 08 2019 07:46 AM
Nov 08 2019 08:08 AM
Good Point ,
I updated to 1910 12130.20272 and still don't have it .
Can anyone who has correct working dark mode - to report version.
And yes keeping oneNote Desktop and now with dark mode --- is the best decision Microsoft made since they decided to bring back the start menu.
Nov 13 2019 07:47 AM
@Ricardo VianaI have monthly channel 12130.20272 - dark mode works but as @Steve G mentioned "when I switch it on the pages' background remain white/bright color and no way to change it... How To get real dark mode with black background pages ?"
Ditto that question - the only page background options are pastel colors, no dark alternatives, and leaving the option 'no color' just keeps the page background white.
May 18 2020 09:32 PM
@Ricardo Viana I have tried to update Microsoft one note. When I click on "view updates" it takes me to the updates for 16.0.12730.20236, the April release. But my computer is on a different version (in attached). This is weird because my PC at home can do dark mode (though I can't see it's version right now). On the current computer I downloaded updates, restarted, everything. But no luck, it will not update to the version required for dark mode.
May 20 2020 01:10 AM
Jul 04 2020 12:07 AM
Hi @Steve G,
I had the same issue - there's an update available but you need to change the update channel for the Office on your machine which can only be done if you have admin permissions.
You need to get the Office Deployment Tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49117 and run this to extract the office setup program.
Then create a config.xml file with the following content:
<Configuration> <Updates Channel="SemiAnnualPreview" /> </Configuration>
Then run the setup from cmd with setup.exe /configure config.xml
It will then run through an Office update process and next time you run One Note it will have dark pages. It updated my OneNote to Version 2002 (Build 12527.20720).
I hope this fixes your issue.