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Desktop tinting for macOS Mojave folder icon when in Dark Mode

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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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Dropboxer
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!

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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jflynn1000 Level 2
Level 2

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

 

Super User II
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:

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

michelk Level 2
Level 2

+1 to finding a workaround

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