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Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

rogerfc
Explorer | Level 3

When using dark mode on macOS Mojave, finder icons are darkened through a technique called desktop tinting. Dropbox icon does not benefit from this, so it looks quite different from the rest. A similar thing happens for some other custom icons, like those for shared folders. 

Would it be possible to enable desktop tinting for those icons?

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Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

Jane
Dropboxer
Hey @rogerfc, thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts on this functionality on the Dropbox Community! 
 
You may keep in mind that the Dropbox user interface will not change if you enable Dark Mode. This may make the Dropbox client more difficult to view but functionality will continue as normal. 
 
While modifying the user interface isn’t currently an option Roger, other users may be interested in the same functionality, so I’ve moved your post to the Share an Idea section, where they could upvote your post. 
 
Please do let me know here in case I’ve misunderstood your inquiry in any way & I’d just like to remind you that our Forum Wall is always open to your feedback, so feel free to drop us a line here. Thanks again & enjoy the rest of your day!

 


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Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

mauricio2099
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, I think this is a great sugestion,

I have my Dropbox Folder in the Dock and it stands out really bad in dark mode.

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Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

jflynn1000
Explorer | Level 3

Hello all, 

This is a great suggestion, and one I stongly feel needs to happen.  We are not asking for a grand interface change to support darkmode. I personally do not care if any charges are made to the Menubar interface at all.

We all simply want the Dropbox folder icon to support the desktop tinting that comes with dark mode in Mojave. As others have mentioned, the dropbox folder just looks out of place when the rest of our folders are tinted, and Dropbox is not. Pic below for reference. 

Thanks, everyone. Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 8.44.26 AM.png

 

Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

Rich
Super User II

I doubt Dropbox has any control over that. After all, isn't it just a folder icon like any other? Wouldn't the operating system be responsible for tinting it? I can't imagine each individual application is responsibile for applying a tint to their own icon.

In fact, I just took a moment before submitting this reply to do a bit of searching and it seems that only a specfic set of predefined folders are affected by tinting. Custom icons aren't affected by desktop tinting. This thread had some good information:

Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

dolphinuser6
New member | Level 2

Does someone have a tinted dropbox folder icon image on hand?

Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

michelk
New member | Level 2

+1 to finding a workaround

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Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

itsjayzilla
Helpful | Level 6

i just choose to show the filder as a stack and I made sure the first level of my account has only folders. than it will be tinted but you're missing a dropbox logo, it's just stacked tinted folders, but at least it doesn't stand out badly anymore.. waiting for a fix

Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

Hazza42
Helpful | Level 5

Hi, thought I'd chime in here and say I've decided to design my own dark Dropbox folder icon. It's a bit of a workaround to MacOS's Desktop Tinting since my icon won't dynamically change between dark and light like the rest of the UI, but if you're using dark mode exclusively, this icon should seamlessly blend with the rest of them!

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Download Here 

 

Re: Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

Talbarami
New member | Level 2

The Guys here are totally right...
Maybe for some people this is such a small thing without any urgency... BUT.
For designers and people who have estetic iseues haha... like me... 

This is really annoying!

 

It actually made me move my Stuff to Onedrive instead hahaha.

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