How many people use Dark Menu Bar and Dock?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by andeify, May 31, 2016.

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How many people use Dark Menu Bar and Dock?

  1. Dark Menu bar

    65.9%
  2. Regular Menu bar

    34.1%
  1. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Just out of interest, who uses the dark menu bar and dock?
     
  2. xrc6 macrumors newbie

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    I have before but it makes the menu and dock look very out of place to everything else which is grey and white. I find white text on dark background easier to read, but since it doesn't effect Finder, Safari or anything else, it does little good for me.
     
  3. owbp macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at the moment but it really depends on wallpaper.
     
  4. Jess13 Suspended

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    My MBP has black bezel, so dark menu bar is a must. If I was using MBA, I would probably use light menu bar. What I would really like, is to use dark menu bar and light dock combination. The light dock with transparency looks great. I am quite sure I wrote Apple at feedback about implementing this option.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I use it to differentiate between the menubar and apps...
     
  6. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Always dark for me. The white menubar and dock hurt my eyes.
     
  7. beebarb macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the wallpaper I'm using, and what best suits the colours.
     
  8. the-bigwig macrumors newbie

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    I do, just to match my wallpaper. It's not that pretty though
     
  9. Robalb macrumors newbie

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    Yes - but I work with a black desktop so dark menu bar and dock makes all kinds of sense.
     
  10. andeify thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I find it makes whatever I'm doing more focused. That said I would like to see what dark mode on other apps would look like. Pixelmator tries the dark mode look but I don't think they have it right.
     
  11. Traverse macrumors 603

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    It depends on my wallpaper. Lately it's been disabled.
     
  12. rmeulen macrumors member

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    I have it changed to dark mode in the evening by f.lux. In the morning it is back in light version. Basically during summer it is ~always light due to the late sunset and early sunrise :)
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Then how do you ever open a Finder window?
     
  14. Mr. McMac, Jun 2, 2016
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    Dark here. I always use dark themed wallpapers, so it works for me.
     
  15. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I use Dark Mode, simply because I spend 85% of my day in Adobe apps, where I have the GUI set to Adobe's version of "Dark Mode."

    I don't actually spend a ton of time in the Finder, but I agree with the sentiment that Apple really needs to complete the Dark Mode by adjusting windows to match.
     
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Once the feature became available I turned on dark mode and left it that way.
     
  17. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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  18. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I use the regular colors, simply because I have a few menubar extras that look funky with the dark menubar, and I am more accustomed to the look. I would love the option to use the dark dock with the light menubar.
     

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  19. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    ...and bringing back the menubar shadow!

    Fingers crossed for 10.12, if there's a "full dark mode" in the upcoming OS, that would actually be kind of awesome :)
     
  20. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

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  21. HallStevenson macrumors 6502

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    When I use dark mode, the fonts in the menu bar look fuzzy to me.
     
  22. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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  23. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I use the dark menu bar as well. I noticed that when I switch back after a while, I really cannot stand the white one anymore.
     
  24. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    I've always used the light menu bar/dock. However, with a few apps turning dark on their menu/button bars, I'm going to give it a shot now.
     
  25. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    I use the dark, I usually use dark wallpapers so it blends nicely.
     

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