Win 11 ( 22621.160) - Dark mode - Explorer has a white toolbar - how to fix?

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Hi all, can anyone help me get rid entirely (or turn dark) the old style white toolbar that is showing up in my explorer windows


I have already set the bar to locked as per




Thanks in advance

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best response confirmed by Ant665321 (New Contributor)



I had the same problem and was able to fix it by going to the triple dot in the file explorer bar



then options -> view tab -> uncheck "Always show menus"  (It was the second from the top for me)


I also  did the registry edit in the other post, but it didn't have any effect. Not not sure if its doing something in combination with this, however.



Me too having inconsistencies in the dark-theme since latest (Explorer with tabs) update, any thoughts? When I first start my pc it comes in all white with black toolbar and when I click something (eg. a drive) it partially restores the dark theme. This is driving me nuts as a dark-theme daily-driver, the white patches just kills the purpose.

i did it, but the white toolbar is still there