How to Enable Dark Mode in Apps in macOS Sierra

There is a nice hack which allows you to enable Dark Mode in certain apps on macOS Sierra. Read more to find out!

Just like millions of iPhone and Mac users, I had been waiting for the arrival of Dark Mode in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Unfortunately, Apple held this much-awaited feature back as it’s still a work in development.

When enabled, dark mode turns the screen into black translucent style. As a result, the screen doesn’t strain the eyes; making it a lot easier for users to use their device at night.

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How to Enable Dark Mode in Apps in macOS Sierra

Developer Guilherme Rambo has posted a tutorial showing how to enable dark mode in some stock apps on macOS Sierra. All the Mac users who are willing to make the most of this highly user-friendly feature would love to get started with it.

Things You Need to Know:

  • The process doesn’t work with all apps.
  • Using this process, you will be able to apply Dark Mode in only stock apps such as Safari, System Preferences, Finder and Text Edit.
  • You will have to apply dark mode individually in each app.
  • When you close the app, the dark mode will be disabled.

How to Apply Dark Mode in Apps on macOS Sierra


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Step #1. First up, you need to download this file on your Mac.

Step #2. Open finder → Click on Go from the top navigation → Click on Go to Folder.

Click on Go To Folder in Finder on Mac

Step #3. Type Path ~/Library/Services.

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Go to Library Then Services on Mac

Step #4. Next up, you will have to extract the “” file in ~/Library/Services.

Extract Dark Mode File in Services on Mac

Step #5. Now, you have to open the app in which you wish to apply the dark mode.

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Step #6. From the menu bar, you have to click on app’s name like System Preferences → Up next, click on Services → Finally, click on Apply Dark Mode.

Apply Dark Mode in macOS Sierra

That’s all!

The dark mode will be applied within a few seconds. Now, enjoy using your device. And do share your feedback with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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