First Look At Yosemite’s ‘Dark Mode’


With Mac OSX 10.10Yosemite‘ announced at WWDC earlier this month, and a pre-release build released a few days ago, a new feature is now available. As announced during the unveiling, Yosemite features a ‘Dark Mode.’ This mode changes all the light coloured backgrounds and elements to darker versions for either use at night or in the dark, or simply as a separate theme. Developer Hamza Sood has discovered that it can be activated in the beta version.


In order to activate the “somewhat functional” Dark Mode you will need to launch the Terminal App, then enter the following command, and press the return key:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleInterfaceTheme Dark

He further adds instructions to disable the dark mode. This can be done by inputting the same command as above and either replacing ‘defaults write’ with ‘defaults delete’ or replacing ‘Dark’ with ‘Light’.


While it may seem sensible to have this feature on iOS 8 as well, unfortunately that is not the case, and there have been no announcements regarding it either.

(Via AppAdvice)

Image Credit: AppleInsider

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