Nik Kantar

Monday, June 10, 2024
1 min read Light Mode

The macOS Calendar app looks pretty atrocious in dark mode, and doesn’t offer a setting to force light mode, instead always following system settings, but there’s a way around that.

Forgive the screenshot taken and edited around my bedtime, but I think it illustrates the problem well enough even without much text: screenshot showing both light and dark themes

To force light mode at all times:

defaults write NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool yes

To restore following system settings:

defaults write NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool no 

It should work for other apps too, if you replace the iCal part.

Credit to u/Careless-Royal-2939 on Reddit for the hot tip.

Tags: apple, macos

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