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tags: macos dark mode mojave

macOS 10.14 Mojave Darkmode only for menubar

If you prefere the old “dark mode” where only the menu bar and the dock were dark you can still enable it by using a single cli command:

To enable the old behaviour, disable the dark mode, use the following command:

defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool Yes

now reboot and enable the darkmode again.

To disable it uose the following command:

defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool No

If you like to change the behaviour of a specific app try:

defaults write com.apple.Spotlight NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool No