Livin’ in the Dark (Mode)

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So, as I said in my previous post, one of the most exciting new feature of macOS Mojave is the dark mode. I also said that my initial impression of this dark mode was less than I had expected. I decided to revert to the original light mode for a while, but then decided to bite the bullet and switched back to dark mode.

I’ve been living with the dark mode for some time now, and… I’m beginning to get used to it, I guess. It’s not all that bad, but it’s not really that spectacular either. My main problem remains the fact that support for this dark mode is not yet complete. Some apps “ignore” dark mode, particularly those third party apps from smaller developers. Sometimes it’s a bit of an eyesore. Even worse, in many cases, the dark mode is simply not suitable. I can understand that this mode is really suitable for image and video editing (and perhaps programming). But for document editing, in which the metaphor is usually a white paper, using a dark mode produces a visual discordance. I also find that most websites use a light mode, which again result in a visual discordance.

In conclusion, the dark mode is a good idea for some, but definitely not for everyone. Me, for example. I’m going back to the light.


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