Using OneNote Dark mode in Teams


Hi All

I am using Dark mode throughout the Microsoft app universe. This includes Teams. All is good except when I open OneNote. It seems that even though I have Dark mode turned on in OneNote, when I open it in Teams it opens in Light mode. I realize I can 'Open in app' from the menu bar to work in Dark mode, but it would be nice to stay within the Teams shell to work in Class or Staff Notebooks.


Is there a work around for this? Is this something Microsoft is working on?

Thanks for your insights


11 Replies


Hello! You've posted your question in the Community Discussion space, which is intended for discussion around the Tech Community website itself, not product questions. I'm moving your question to the Microsoft Teams space - please post Microsoft Teams questions here in the future. 


Thanks for your response.


I do have Teams in Dark mode. I also have OneNote in Dark mode. Unfortunately, when I open a class or staff notebook in Teams (which is a OneNote notebook), OneNote opens in light mode, and there is no way to change it to Dark mode.


I use Chrome in Dark mode too. Since OneNote opens in the browser version first, I thought that it would open in Dark mode...No.



Thats really a pitty and should be fixed! :)

I'm surprised this oversight still hasn't be fixed, it's quite annoying to have most of my applications set to dark mode, yet this remains in light mode (even though OneNote supports dark note natively!)

Came here to try and find a solution to that. It's quite annoying that it's being overlooked and misunderstood like that. I just want to give my eyes a rest and not have that big bright white in the face in the morning. @ZhenWIBI 

Still no fix for this?? @CheWeigand 

@westlakelaw I haven't been using OneNote recently, and I haven't seen any Microsoft update posted.

@CheWeigand is there a fix for this issue? 


Nope. Just opened new Notebook in Teams. Some of the buttons or links are in Dark mode, but the page is white.