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How to Enable Dark Mode in MAC OS X Yosemite

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Mac OS X Yosemite is the latest release by Apple and the latest release looks beautiful than ever. The Release of Mac OS X Yosemite has brought several new features to the Mac and iPhone or iPad users. One of those features is new Dark mode in Mac OS X Yosemite. This article will show you how to enable Dark Mode in Mac OS X Yosemite.

Enabling Dark Mode in your OS X Yosemite running Mac will change the look of your device interface including Menu bar and Dock. As the name suggests, Dark Mode will make your Dock and Menu bar look darker yet elegant for eyes. The dark mode will not affect any third party apps on your Mac, except Apple’s own apps excluding Safari browser. You could make other part of your Mac OS X Yosemite look like Dark Mode by tweaking your General Settings.

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How to Enable Dark Mode in MAC OS X Yosemite

Step 1: Open System preference on your  OS X Yosemite running Mac.

Step 2: Click General and a new window will pop-up.

Step 3: In General window, check (tick)Use dark menu bar and Dock” option under Appearance.

Optional:  Alternatively, if you don't see “Use dark menu bar and Dock” option, then Under appearance, click on theme and select Dark.

Step 4: That’s it. Your interface will instantly change to Dark Mode.

If you want to make more customizations on your Mac to match with Dark mode then try these recommendations.

Graphite Traffic Lights: You could change traffic lights on your Mac to match with Dark Mode. To do this, click on Preference >> General >> select Graphite for Appearance.

Go Dark from Transparent: Go to System preference >> Accessibility >> Check (tick) Reduce transparency.

By following the above steps you could easily enable dark mode in Mac OS X Yosemite and customise it a bit to change the look of your Mac. Have you tried Dark mode on your Yosemite running Mac? What you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.

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