Switch Between Light and Dark Modes in MacOS Mojave With This Handy App

Mac: Even if you probably shouldn’t install the public beta of an operating system on your primary device – in this case, a laptop – continue. Try macOS Mojave . There are tons of fun features you can play with , including the operating system’s new dark mode (found at the top of my list).

But dark mode isn’t for everyone. Perhaps you have always preferred rebels over Imperials; yin to yang; from shiny apple silver to slightly more expensive space gray . You might even enjoy both the dark and light modes at different times, one when you lock yourself in your PC fan’s den during the wee hours of the evening, and another when you try to get work done during the day.

Apple has made it easy to switch between light and dark modes in macOS Mojave – just click the Apple icon in the upper left corner, click System Preferences, click General, and switch to whichever mode you like best.

However, this is a lot of work.

Instead, I like the little NightOwl utility for the menu bar . Install it on your system and launch it whenever you start macOS, and you’ll get a little icon – an owl, of course – that you can click to switch between light and dark modes. You can even customize it to make a cute little owl sound every time you switch.

That’s all the utility does for now, but NightOwl’s developer notes indicate that a future version may trigger different modes for sunrise and sunset.


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