Feature Suggestion: Dark Mode for MacOS

edited October 20, 2021
Kind of surprised that request for dark mode isn't first initiated by Mac users haha.

  • It would be just perfect if the implementation was the same as the iOS app, with the perfect night mode for the PDFs themselves. I suppose that the iOS app is rendering them with PSPDFKit, since the night mode implementation looks the same as PDF Viewer, so it should be possible to have it on the macOS app too.
  • @heartofclubs: The desktop app doesn't use PSPDFKit, so there's no connection there.

    And @kzssc, it's been requested for macOS for many years. Just hasn't happened anywhere other than iOS yet.
  • I hope that a future dark pdf implementation (if it's in the work, since iOS has it) will work just as fine then. In my experience every other implementation darkens everything indistinguishably or does a simple invert, with a really poor experience with notes and highlighted text.
  • Please, dark mode... our eyes deserve it :-) Thanks for listening!
  • First of all, please see the following as constructive criticism, I am very happy with Zotero and grateful for the continued development of the software.

    I can't stress enough how big of an impact this has on my daily workflow. Zotero is pretty much the single one application that I use daily that doesn't support dark mode at all (an unwelcome glowing beacon in the evening hours…). It almost makes me want to switch to something else or only use the iPad version!

    I have been using the beta client for about 2 months now and this is definitely in the top 5 things that need fixing (from my perspective).

    Can you say something about wether this fix will work with the beta (and future versions)? https://github.com/Rosmaninho/Zotero-Dark-Theme
  • Please, dark mode. I would to pay for this feature.
  • Also wondering if this is on the horizon and how far out dark mode for mac might be
  • I thrown my support behind dark mode for Mac OS - iPad version is great. something similar where there is a choice for dark mode - essentially an invert colours mode.
  • Co-signed. I have been using Papers but want to switch to Zotero now that the iPad app is out. Test-driving it and the Mac app now, and no dark mode is a bummer.
  • The best option I used was smart invert colours in the accessibility settings on MacOS. I wish there was a App that could do that for individual programs rather than the whole system.
  • Hi, I made a plugin recently which adds a dark mode + dark pdfs. Not perfect, but it works

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