OS X Yosemite's 'Dark Mode' Now Available via Terminal Command

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OS X Yosemite's dark mode, which was demoed on stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, has yet to make it into the beta as an available setting. It is, however, possible to get a glimpse of dark mode with a Terminal command, as discovered by iOS developer Hamza Sood.

The command enables an early version of dark mode, which is clearly not yet complete, likely explaining why it is not yet officially available in the beta. Users should, of course, use caution when deciding whether or not to try this feature for themselves. Dark mode can be undone with a second Terminal command.

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The second beta of OS X Yosemite was released to developers earlier today, bringing several new changes like the return of Photo Booth and a new look for Time Machine. The public release of the software will likely come in the fall, after several more beta iterations.

Top Rated Comments

perealb Avatar
86 months ago
Now we need a dark mode for iOS 8.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diddl14 Avatar
86 months ago
“Impressive. Most impressive."
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrxak Avatar
86 months ago
I anticipate Dark Mode vs. Light Mode to become the new Bottom Dock vs. Side Dock argument in certain circles.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saxon48 Avatar
86 months ago

I anticipate Dark Mode vs. Light Mode to become the new Bottom Dock vs. Side Dock argument in certain circles.

With side dock being, of course, superior.

:P
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLoveiTunes Avatar
86 months ago
welcome to the dark side...:p
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ashwin4 Avatar
86 months ago
This looks good enough to leave on the entire time
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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