Dark Mode in macOS Mojave is a great new feature, but Apple didn't give us a way to quickly switch between light and dark modes. The little donation-ware app NightOwl gives you that control in your menu bar. You can also set a keyboard shortcut, select apps to stay in light mode, and set specific times to switch between modes.
Check out Quickly Switching Between Light and Dark Mode With NightOwl at YouTube for closed captioning and more options.
I just created an app in Automator and placed it in the dock.
Terrific app. Hope lots of the viewers will donate to this developer if they like it.
I downloaded this (thank you), but it doesn't have a way to turn off dark mode with running apps, which is what appealed to me most about it. There is nothing after the Light Dark settings. Are you running a beta version or am I missing something?
Rocky: Did you logout or restart like it instructed?
Yes, I did. I restarted actually.
I'm on a Mac Pro (2010) running the latest Mojave version. I restarted again but it's still not showing the list of running applications. I saw here that Macgeek created an Automator app, so I tried it too and then placed it in the Finder window toolbar (even changed the icon to a light bulb). Works great, but I do wish I could control individual applications as you show in your video. It's weird, no?
Rocky: Do you have the applications running? They only show up if they are running. Also, are you scrolling up in the NightOwl window?
Gary, another great tip. The download version is 2.7 and I see you are using 2.8. No list of running applications on 2.7
Peter: Received the 2.8 version in an automatic update. Perhaps you need to wait for the 2.8 update to trigger to get it.
Garry. From the developer- “There are some issues for some users in v0.2.8, which i can’t solve right now, because i am backpacking in Vietnam and don’t have my Mac with me. So I removed v0.2.8. It will again be available when I am back and fixed the Problems.” I hope he doesn’t mind me sending this information on to you.
Listing of active desktop Apps not showing so i can only make them ALL Light or ALL Dark? Rebooted a number of times and reinstalled the NightOwl 3x but to no avail?
Greg: Check your version. You need the latest version (2.8). Others report downloading 2.7, so I think it is just a matter of waiting to get the automatic update.
I contacted the developer as well and was going to post his response as well (thanks Peter). At least I know now that it's not something I was doing that was wrong. :)
Great tip. I'll check the app. Anyway, I set up an automator "quick action" that I assigned to the Touch Bar using the following code that I got from some website. Sorry, don't have the URL, but I'm sure a net search will turn up the page.
tell application "System Events"
tell appearance preferences
set dark mode to not dark mode
BTW, how does he have a website ending with .xyz?? Wiki tells me it is a TLD, but what is the use of having such a domain name as against .com, .net, .edu, .gov, etc?
Ravi: The Automator script is great for basic functionality, but it is nice to have the more advanced features of NightOwl too. People use all sorts of TLD names today, usually because the .com for the name they want isn't available, or they just like the TLD.
I really wish Apple would just put a shortcut like this in their own software. I’m always leary of downloading third party apps because you just never know.
OK question: I've been using this app since your video came out. Pretty handy. A new update came out today for me. I don't know where to close the app being that's not like an app you'd download from the Mac App Store. You have to close the app before updating it.
Adam: Click on it in the toolbar. Click the settings button (little gear). Then click Quit.