The 10 Best New Features of macOS Mojave

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From cats to various California locations, macOS has gone the distance. macOS Mojave is the fifteenth major release of Apple’s desktop operating system.

This means new features, functionality, and more to geek out at. Here’s our roundup of Mojave’s best features to enhance your macOS experience. computer science computer science

Not running Mojave yet? Simply open the App Store, look for macOS Mojave on the Featured tab, and click Get to begin installing. computer science computer science computer science computer science

1. Dark Mode

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High Sierra allowed you to change your menu bar and Dock to a darker color scheme, but everything in-between stayed a little bright. To turn to the dark side in Mojave, click on the Apple logo at the upper-left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences. Here, select General, and under Appearance, click on Dark.

Your desktop background and Apple’s native apps such as Safari, Photos, Calendar, Xcode, and more will now feature darker colors and themes. This is much easier on the eyes, especially for people who spend a lot of time on their Mac. Colors in the Photos app also contrast better while in Dark Mode. computer science computer science

Third-party app developers must add dark modes manually, but other apps such as Pixelmator Pro already fit right in. Dark Mode looks beautiful, and we’ll hopefully see it come to iOS in the near future.

2. Dynamic Desktop

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Have you ever wanted a desktop experience that changes with the time of day? Now you can, with Mojave’s Dynamic Desktop. Combined with features from Dark Mode, your wallpaper and theme will shift along with the position of the sun wherever you are. Your wallpaper dynamically changes from a lighter sky blue to a darker twilight blue as day progresses into night. computer science computer science  computer science computer science computer science

To enable Dynamic Desktop, open System Preferences followed by Desktop & Screen Saver. Select one of the options from the Dynamic Desktop section under Desktop. computer science computer science computer science

Using the dropdown menu underneath the wallpaper’s name, select Dynamic. Currently, there are only two wallpaper options that work with Dynamic Desktop. computer science computer science computer science

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Hopefully, Apple will make the format for these wallpapers public. That would allow people to create their own dynamic wallpapers. computer science computer science computer science computer science computer science

One aspect that may deter you from Dynamic Desktop is that it relies on your location to match the lighting to what’s outside. This means you must enable macOS’s location services for Dynamic Desktop to work. computer science

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