How to automatically switch between dark and light theme in Mojave

If you’ve already upgraded to macOS Mojave, you’ve probably tried the dark theme. I really like it, but during the day I still want to include a light theme.

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There are several ways to quickly switch between Light and Dark themes without going through the system settings. But they are based on the same console command:

osascript -e 'tell app "System Events" to tell appearance preferences to set dark mode to not dark mode

I prefer to use BetterTouchTool, a program for fine-tuning the behavior of the mouse, keyboard and touchpad.

BetterTouchTool already has a ready-made rule “Toggle Dark Mode”. It is enough to choose a keyboard shortcut and specify the corresponding rule.

BTT has a ready-made action to switch between topics. It can be put on any shortcut

I also found a small free utility called Night Owl that can switch the theme color depending on the time of day.

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