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 a bit so it isn’t as bright, 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.

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