Enable OS X Yosemite’s Dark Mode with this command

yosemite dark mode
Apple announced OS X Yosemite earlier this month at WWDC with a whole new design, and as part of this, it also announced a new “Dark Mode” that’ll make the interface easier on the user’s eye at night. The setting was however not available in the first beta, but you can enable it in the second beta that released just today.


Well-known developer Hamza Sood found out a simple command to run in the OS X terminal that enables the Dark Mode in OS X Yosemite beta 2. The command is:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleInterfaceTheme Dark
Run this in Terminal that can be found via Spotlight or from Launchpad. You might be asked to enter your Mac’s password for the command to proceed.
The Dark Mode isn’t completely ready yet, and is hence toggled with this terminal command and not a user-facing settings toggle. Many of the icons in the menu bar at the top don’t have light versions to go with the dark theme.
If you want to switch back, you can run this terminal command:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences AppleInterfaceTheme Light
We expect Apple to further improve Dark Mode in next few beta seeds, after which we’ll probably see the settings toggle to enable or disable it in the Preferences Panel.
[via @hamzasood]

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