How to create keyboard shortcut to enable dark mode in Mail?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 26, 2018

I am trying to see if there is a way to create a keyboard shortcut that enables me to toggle 'dark mode' off and on in the 'Mail' application.

I understand how to create basic keyboard shortcuts, but the problem I am having is the command to enable/disable dark mode in Mail is nested in the 'Viewing' tab of the Preferences... menu command. ("

Use dark backgrounds for messages".. attached an image of what I am talking about)

Is there anyway for me to create a keyboard shortcut for an application that nested into the Preferences menu like this?





macrumors 6502
Mar 15, 2009
Palm Beach, Florida
it's right above your post! uncheck 'use dark backgrounds for messages'....
Thank you! I see it now. I unchecked so my email messages are not dark.

How about the Messages app? I would like to have my messages NOT dark too.

So basically this is how I want my color scheme:

Light Mode: Mail, Messages, Documents Folder

Dark Mode: Photos, Apple News, Other Bits and Pieces