Dark Mode improvements?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by eicca, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. eicca macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2014
    Just discovered Dark Mode in Yosemite and it's instantly my default. Just wondering if any expansion/improvement has happened to Dark Mode in 10.11, i.e. right-click menus, finder/app windows, etc.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    No enhanced dark mode available in fifth beta of El Capitan, yet, except the one existing in Yosemite.
  3. xmichaelp macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2012
    Dark mode was never supposed to be anything more than it is currently. I think you'll be disappointed if you expect dark windows and such.

    I don't see why they don't add dark right click menus though. They have it in Photos edit mode.
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Maybe because the context menus are handled by individual apps? Menu bar, Dock and overlays (audio, screen brightness, etc) are all handled by system applications. I think they just didn’t want to interfere with apps.
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Yep, that is the way it works. Apps can detect the current UI theme and adjust their appearance. The way the API is set up, I'd expect more themes popping up in the future.
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    I have dark mode with title bar hidden. It looks slick. I would not want any Finder windows to be dark though. It would look like some crap Linux experimental GUI.
  7. bmac89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2014
    Quicktime has had dark UI for a long time. Photos app also has dark UI in fullscreen mode.
  8. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Yosemite/El Capitan's interface borrows heavily from Gnome 3 (among others) so it literally looks like some crap Linux experimental GUI.
  9. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    Not really. OSX's interface has always been a variation of NeXT OS but with the classic Mac OS title bar. We have just gone through four main skins/themes in the last 15 years. But true, some of those theme ideas have been such crap.

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