Light Mode now too light

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by project_2501, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. project_2501 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2017
    So I finally installed Mojave.

    I had heard that the dark mode was a bit rushed with poorly reused icons and not all the apps having been migrated properly. Some even described it as a student's poor design project.

    So I stuck with Light Mode.

    But the problem is that the apps have changed their lightmode palette too .. the background (login for example) is too light. Apps like Safari are far lighter now than in High Sierra.

    This is bad. Dark Mode is not for everyone, and currently unfinished. The Light Mode is also new and not well done.

    I wish they had left the option for traditional mode that was refined over many years.

    Even the background colour picker has lost previous colours that were possible .. grrr!
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Light mode background grey is the same as before, maybe your monitor color profile changed.
    What do you mean by "background login"? You can still choose whatever color you want for the desktop background.
  3. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    light mode looks the same here as it did in HS... absolutely. and dark mode is pretty great (not perfect, but what is?); i started using it on the first beta (and continue to use it, on both my macs).
  4. X--X macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2015
    What bothers me about the dark theme are the thick borders on everthing (like the Dock tooltips)

    This stuff looked way prettier before Mojave with the Dark Menubar and Dock setting.

    Why those borders?
  5. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    I think the light mode stays unchanged......Perhaps your monitor got too bright?
  6. project_2501 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2017
    the light mode is not the same as HS

    my monitor a colour accrurate professional EA244UHD calibrated with hardware x-rite colorimeter - I used it for design work
  7. jlgg macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2016
    I totally agree. In iTunes for example, the background behind the Column Browser window is now totally white rather than shaded as in High Sierra. Moreover, the system font is consistently thinner and lighter than in High Sierra and this contributes to the overall feeling of "too light". This has been attributed to Apple's discontinuation of Subpixel anti-aliasing.

    In addition, not being able to select dark menu and dock options in Mojave light mode as we could in High Sierra, also gives the appearance of a brighter window.

    The way each individual perceives these effects will vary with their monitor. I find on my 27" retina screen, the overall appearance of Light Mode in Mojave to be significantly inferior to that of High Sierra.
  8. SpitUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2010
    East Yorkshire, UK
    I had the same feeling and then realised with HS you could have a dark menu and dark dock which you can't have with Mojave unless you go to full dark mode. I don't like full dark mode but really missed the dark menu/dock.

    I use this hack now and happy days:

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