Bug 118017 - support macOS dark mode
Summary: support macOS dark mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://developer.apple.com/design/hu...
Keywords: needsDevAdvice
: 130714 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist UI-Theming Desktop-Integration
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Reported: 2018-06-05 18:11 UTC by steve -_-
Modified: 2020-02-18 21:50 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description steve -_- 2018-06-05 18:11:32 UTC
macOS 10.14 brings native dark mode. Not sure how this is integrated, but with a developer account for Apple, it should be possible to find out, how they are planning to deal with third party apps and which exact steps devs have to take to support this.

Steps to Reproduce:
macOS 10.14 dark mode but LO does not support it when switched to.

Actual Results:  
No dark mode on macOS.

Expected Results:
Support for dark mode.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0
Comment 1 steve -_- 2018-07-08 10:07:36 UTC
Interesting thoughts on dark mode from dev perspective:
Comment 2 Ariel 2019-08-09 13:38:04 UTC

As of 6.3, there also doesn't seem to be any simple way to even manually change UI items 'consistently' to any desired tone/background.

E.g., Preferences > Personalization > select the dark gray box: background of the menu bar changes, but nothing else (application background and side bar remain light). Manually changing App Colors > application background > dark grey fixes the app background but the sidebar remains light gray = eye sore :)
Comment 3 Pedro 2019-12-08 12:52:23 UTC
Just an FYI.
NeoOffice, a fork of LibreOffice which is Mac specific, and available in the App Store supports Mac dark theme.
Not only that but it also has multiple Mac specific improvements.


It is licensed under GPL3 as LO, so maybe we could bring their code to mainline LO.
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2020-02-17 00:58:59 UTC
*** Bug 130714 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***