Dark Mode is tied to Night Shift and that isn’t working for me…
EDIT: worth noting, I’m not saying dark mode will only happen when Night Shift is enabled or anything like that, only that when you have Night Shift enabled, the Automatic Dark Mode is tied to that. I haven’t found an scenario where that isn’t the case.
I love both of these features. The reduction of blue light feels good on my eyes and the way Catalina can now transition automatically between light and dark depending on the time of day is great…. except that it doesn’t. If you have Night Shift enabled, Catalina will transition to dark mode regardless of time of day. This isn’t ideal for me because I find that I need Night Shift during the day as well because I work staring at my laptop throughout the day. I decided about a month ago to set a custom schedule for Night Shift to reduce blue light during work hours. However, this has also had the effect of initiating Dark Mode during these hours as well, which isn’t what I want. At night in low light Dark Mode is great. But during the day in a brightly lit office building, the light text on dark backgrounds doesn’t work so well for visibility. So now I find myself having to manually enable or disable dark mode just like with Mojave.
I’d like for Apple to either a) allow me to set my own Dark Mode/Light Mode schedule independent of my Night Shift settings or b) actually have it tied with the time of day for my region like the Dynamic wallpaper is.