Dark Mode

UUID: darkMode@linuxedo.com
Last edited:
3 weeks ago 2023-05-08, 02:29
Last commit: [2bebe570] French translations created for some applets (#4840)

Easily switch between dark mode and light mode with one click.



Dark Mode

Changing themes to switch between light mode and dark mode doesn't have to be a tedious task. Once you have configured the applet with your default light mode and dark mode themes & wallpaper, you can switch between the modes with a single click.

For more details and feature requests: Dark Mode in Cinnamon Desktop Environment

License: GPL-v3


  • Jul 12, 2022
    • Fix configuration dialog not opening in some circumstances.
  • Apr 12, 2022
    • Fix desklet not working if local folders are missing
  • Nov 21, 2021
    • Change the desktop background.
  • Oct 28, 2021
    • Automatic mode switch based on time.
  • Oct 21, 2021
    • Stable release.

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mash-00-3 weeks ago
Hello and thank you very much for this. It is one of the best applets out there :-)! Something I noticed similar to appoloin; when e.g. a notebook goes to sleep and wakes up past the scheduled start/end time of the automatic mode switch the change is not fired "again", hence the theme is not switched. Before I found this neat applet I used to simply add some .sh scripts in crontab along shortcuts to fire them manually and had actually the same issue. During my brief fixing research I found this link, maybe it could be useful for you and this applet as well: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58405459/how-to-set-cronjob-on-wake-up-from-sleep BR
claudiux-4 weeks ago
Very useful applet! ...which I just discovered. Its author is also the author of the best desklet: googleCalendar. Thank you very much, @slgobinath
Yaroslav-3 months ago
How to use in after downloading?
claudiux-4 weeks ago
Open its settings...
richo-5 months ago
Thanks a lot.
Andrei Miculita
Andrei Miculita-6 months ago
Works very nicely, thanks! Only thing I'd change is that clicking the applet should instantly change the theme, without opening a menu with just 1 option.
Jonathan Sanfilippo
Jonathan Sanfilippo-7 months ago
Now Work in Arch Linux perfect !
Jonathan Sanfilippo
Jonathan Sanfilippo-8 months ago
Arch dont work
Filip Fjeldstad
Filip Fjeldstad-11 months ago
Having trouble configuring it now... Any tips?
binarynoise-1 year ago
Please also toggle the libadwaita theme. With gnome migrating to libadwaita, half of the applications don't change their theme
Jyusup-1 year ago
thanx for fixing. doesn't work without ~/.local/share/icons folder on lmde 5 and debian
appoloin-1 year ago
The auto change doesn't switch theme on resume. If you enter hibernation say on the dark theme and resume after the time for the light theme to be used, the applet doesn't switch.
Kalvez-1 year ago
Hi, still can't access the config menu on Linux Mint 20.3 :(
Jyusup-1 year ago
LMDE 5 doesn't work
Gobinath-1 year ago
This problem is fixed now. Please try again. Thanks
Jyusup-1 year ago
Linuxmint 20.3. Can't access configuration menu. On Fedora it works, please, help!
Gobinath-1 year ago
This problem is fixed now. Please try again. Thanks
dvoraking-1 year ago
In order to get working, you need to make the folder ~/.local/share/icons, which was missing from a fresh install of Mint. Found by DonLH.
nicholaspaquet-1 year ago
Does nothing on Linuxmint 20.3. Can't access configuration menu either.