Dark mode stuck

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TheColtr, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. TheColtr macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2014
    I enabled dark mode on Yosemite, after updating to DP 5 I can't disable dark mode, no matter how many times I uncheck the dark mode theme it keeps rechecking its self. I really want to get off dark mode. Any help?
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Have you tried restarting after unchecking the Dark Mode checkbox?
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Do you have Lights Out installed? If so, that seems to be causing the issue for most people with that installed.
  4. TheColtr, Aug 5, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014

    TheColtr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2014
    I did have it installed but I have uninstalled it. I thought that might be causing the problem. Any way to fix this?

    I installed Lights Out again, turned it on then off and the dark mode check box is working again, and I have my light mode back! Thank you for your help.
  5. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    Same exact problem here. Also had LightsOut installed and then uninstalled it. Will try reinstalling it to get out of dark mode...
  6. mbarriault macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    To fix Dark Mode after uninstalling Lights out, from a terminal call

    defaults delete -g AppleInterfaceStyle
    It won't immediately change back to Light Mode but the checkbox should work appropriately again.
  7. iAmRenzo, Oct 17, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014

    iAmRenzo macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2013
    With the final version of Yosemite and a not working LightsOut.prefPane (which I have deleted) I have the same issue. This is the terminal:
    Last login: Fri Oct 17 16:36:23 on console
    MacBook-Pro:~ Mac$ defaults delete -g AppleInterfaceStyle
    2014-10-17 16:58:13.970 defaults[414:9682] 
    Domain (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication) not found.
    Defaults have not been changed.
    MacBook-Pro:~ Mac$ 
    Doesn't change anything. Someone's got a solution?

    There is a solution after all. A new version: http://samturner.github.io/lights-out/
  8. mamema macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    does Lights Out work with 10.10 final? I've double clicked it, Preferences open, but not questions about installing.....
    Nothing there in Preferences about Dark Mode......

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