Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode With A Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Trigger Yosemite's Dark Mode with a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut

Yosemite's Dark Mode is a nice way to darken your screen so that it's easier on your eyes, but you have to dig into the System Preferences to enable or disable it. Redditor abspam3 figured out a way to do that with a keyboard shortcut.

All you need to do is open up Terminal and type this in:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist _HIEnableThemeSwitchHotKey -bool true

Then, log out and back in again. Once you're logged back in, you can enable Dark Mode by tapping CTRL+OPT+CMD+T.

I found a way to dynamically switch between dark mode and light mode without opening system preferences [Reddit]


    So to save 4 mouse clicks (System preferences, General, tick the box, close the window), you have to go to terminal and then remember a 4 key combination. Yep, that's definitely a time saver...

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