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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 https://www.reddit.com/r/WindowsHelp/comments/q4d7so/windows_11_white_bar_in_file_explorer_has_retur...

 

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Thanks in advance

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best response confirmed by Ant665321 (New Contributor)
Solution

@Ant665321 

 

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

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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.

@Ant665321 

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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