Mac Mail background color just changed all to black. Please fix! – Black screen remains after Mojave update

Mac os black and need to change back to white after mojave updateSo, this was a frantic Mac issue this morning.  Help!  My Mac Mail program just changed all to black!  Please fix this immediately.

First of all, it doesn’t just change by itself.  There was a magical combination of keys that were pressed to make this happen.  No, this one not something that a tech person would have done nor was it something that happened on its own.  This is in fact a user error or something that was inadvertently pressed.

So, this may be that whole dark mode thing going on with the new Mac OS Mojave, right? Perhaps.  And we’ll certainly show you how to lighten Mac Mail’s mood.  Sorry, sad joke, but still funny, right?

Alright, here’s how to change the Mac Mail background back to white:

  1. Enable Dark Mode in System Preferences -> General -> Appearance -> Dark

  2. Then, launch Mail -> Use Command +, keyboard shortcut or click Mail then Preferences in the top left corner of the menu bar

  3. Click the Viewing section and uncheck “Use dark mode for Messages”

Voila, you’re back using a white background in Mac Mail.  Now, how can I make my dirty white keyboard that looks black now…back to white again.  Do you I use a little water or Fantastic for this job?  Ah yes, the job of a serious computer tech never stops.



6 thoughts on “Mac Mail background color just changed all to black. Please fix! – Black screen remains after Mojave update

    1. Not sure if this may help…

      How to use Light Mode for email and Dark Mode everywhere else on Mac

      Enable Dark Mode in System Preferences → General → Appearance → Dark
      Launch Mail → Use Command ⌘ + , keyboard shortcut or click Mail then Preferences in the top left corner of the menu bar
      Click the Viewing section and uncheck ‘Use dark mode for messages’

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