With the new Dark Mode introduced in OS X Yosemite, Apple gained a lot of fans of this new feature, even if many of the elements of the Finder still don’t adopt this new look when the feature is enabled (like the Finder windows, for example).
But even if Apple hasn’t introduced a full-on Dark Mode for Yosemite, that doesn’t prevent you from having fun with this feature in other ways.
Let’s take a look at three different tweaks you can perform on OS X Yosemite’s Dark Mode to have an even better experience with it.
1. Change Only the Dock to Dark Mode
With this tweak, you are able to change only the Dock interface of your Mac. This is obviously pretty neat if you don’t like the look of Dark Mode on the menu bar and system menus.
Now, let’s say you want to achieve just the opposite effect. That is, to have all of Yosemite’s interface in Dark Mode except for the Dock. This is also perfectly achievable, but in a slightly different way.
For this tweak, we will need a third party application called Lights Out, which you can get via this link.
Once you download and start the app, not only will you be able to keep the Dock from using Dark Mode, but you will even able to schedule the times at which you want Dark Mode to be enabled.
After that, restart your Mac to be able to start using this shortcut.
After this, you can now enable Dark Mode on your Mac using the Command + Control + Alt + T keyboard shortcut, letting you alternate between this and Yosemite’s normal look in the quickest way possible.
Important Note: If you are comfortable using Terminal, then by all means take a look at this article, where we share some useful tips to make you more productive with this great utility.
And there you go. There is no doubt that Dark Mode on Yosemite still has way to go, but with these little tips you can already start taking advantage of this great new feature.