Dark Mode

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by mcvaughan, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone liking dark mode on Mojave? I feel it's almost too dark, especially in Mail.
     
  2. slayerizer, Jun 5, 2018
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    slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer Windows 10's dark mode over Mac..

    Windows
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    Mac
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    Bonus shot:

    My Manjaro desktop
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    my raspberry pi dark mode

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    :)
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    Man-jave
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    Dark + bright wallpaper
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    Dark mode, bright wallpaper : email & map. The mailboxes pane is blurred when the app is selected, and solid when out of focus (it's the same for the calendar app)

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  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    How does it look if you have Reduce Transparency on?
     
  4. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    it changes the dock and top menu from transparent to solid color.. little to no visual impact inside applications
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I mean screenshots. ;) I assumed it works like it does now.

    I actually have it on because I hate what it does to window chrome. If it were just the menu and dock I’d be fine with it.
     
  6. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    i dont like it its better having dark wallpaper with light theme
     
  7. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    movie here
    http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=70301697432265912406
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    I do agree.. Paint3d and bing (in Windows 10) use lighter theme, even if you're in dark mode.. its prettier.
     
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  9. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    Dark interface is going to look better up against a lighter background. The same way a light interface will look better up against a darker background.
     
  10. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    I added another capture with a brighter wallpaper: Books + Calendar
     
  11. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    BLASPHEMY!! :D
     
  12. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    it looks a bit better in Windows.

    Windows
    Accounts area is blurred, Mail list is black, Email pane is white

    Mac
    Accounts area is blurred, Mail list dark grey, Email pane is dark (unless you received a html email which did an override of the background color)
     
  13. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502

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    Safari looks really sharp in dark mode.
     
  14. Starship67 Suspended

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    Dont like it at all, switched back to normal after about an hour of using it.











    Must be the light side of the force pulling me still.
     
  15. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Seriously though, I did the exact same thing... and then went back to High Sierra.
     
  16. bcharleson macrumors member

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    I like it but it's almost too dark. Great for night time or low light use. Some colors I've noticed are inverted and not true color. Example is I had an email with blue buttons in it and in dark mode it was purple. I switched back and forth just to confirm.
     
  17. retrospek macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the dark mode - but funny enough I like it with a bright wallpaper in the background..

    However, something just doesn't look right in the mail app. It almost seems too dark for that app..
     
  18. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    I usually use dark on Linux and Windows, but I stopped using it on the Mac. I prefer using light & dark background. It gives you medium gray on blurred areas and it's more appropriate. At least now we have a choice.
     
  19. bmac89 macrumors 65816

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    With dark mode how is Safari Private browsing mode differentiated?
    Would like to see a screenshot if possible. Thanks
     
  20. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502

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    Private mode seems to have black borders and solid white background in URL bar. Non-private is grey borders, light grey background.

    osx_private_browse.png osx_normal_browse.png
     
  21. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    on mine, they look the same.. I did two screenshots because when it's not in focus, it changes the colour of the window. I see no changes.

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  22. MBX macrumors 68000

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    I love Apple's version better than Microsoft's. If you go dark mode then go fully, not have bright elements in it. Apple did it right in Mail. The white is so glaring at night.

    Anyone know if notifications panel is dark as well again in dark mode?
     
  23. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Yes, Notification Centre is light in normal mode and dark in dark mode.
     
  24. dontpokebearz macrumors member

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    So far I'm not a huge fan, but I wouldn't say that's my final opinion. There are aspects I like about it - the dark dock and menu bar, different icons that have more depth to them, it looks great in pecific applications. But it makes the 13" screen of my rMBP feel really small. And you cannot use a dark background, imo you need to sue a light wallpaper for contrast.

    Some icons and colors look out of place, but i'm sure it will be refined as time and updates come along.
     
  25. jeherron macrumors newbie

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    Weird bug where some white backgrounds in safari are also dark. Safari on the left Firefox on the right.

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