Too much MacOS screen time in a dark environment may be tiring. Dark mode eliminates bright colours and white menus. Since macOS Mojave’s release in 2018, you may turn on dark mode in System Preferences, much like in Windows 10 and 11. How to configure the functionality.
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Mac Dark Mode
Open System Preferences > General and pick Dark for dark mode on your Mac. This changes the OS settings menu, Dock, and top menu bar colour. If you’re using Apple’s default wallpaper, it will darken the colours.
You may change the accent colour for settings menus and compatible applications from this menu. Uncheck Allow window wallpaper tinting for black windows.
Control Center also enables dark mode. To toggle Dark Mode, click the menu bar switch, then Display, then Dark Mode.
Dynamic Desktop Configuration
System Preferences > General > Auto will change your desktop’s colour theme based on the time of day. The OS switches to dark mode after daytime hours.
Apple’s wallpapers change colour. To change the default wallpaper, click to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver and pick the Apple folder.
Some settings change colours during the day, while others move between day and night themes. Dynamic Desktop requires a supporting background set to Automatic. Light (Still) or Dark (Still) will modify your OS theme.
When you alter your Mac’s colour theme, it affects numerous built-in programmes, including the App Store, Disk Utility, Find My, Keynote, Mail, Maps, Messages, Music, News, Notes, Numbers, Pages, Photos, Podcasts, Safari, Shortcuts, System Preferences, TextEDit, TV, and more.
Some third-party programmes support dark mode on Mac, thus altering the theme impacts Chrome and Signal. Check other applications for colour theme possibilities.
Learn how to turn on dark mode on your iPhone or iPad to dim all Apple devices.