Toggle Dark Mode blocks me in a screen


#1

Describe the bug
If I toggle the dark mode using any shortcut I am stuck on the screen I'm using, meaning I cannot with to the next desktop, or the next fullscreen app. The screen I'm on is perfectly usable (I can switch between the apps in this screen as I want, they work perfectly). But system actions such as ⌘⇥ or switching between the screens (neither keyboard nor touchpad) reacts. After exactly 30 seconds (stopped this with a stopwatch) the system responds to this again. A user without BTT installed toggles the Dark Mode fine in an instant. Any ideas?

Affected input device:
Touchpad
TouchBar

Device information:

  • Type of Mac: MacBookPro15,1 or MacBookPro15,3
  • macOS version: 10.14.3 Beta (18D38a) (Bugreport was also sent to Apple, in previous versions too)
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.689

If further more information are required I'd be happy to help as much as I can!


#2

You probably has some action or something set up that does this, I've been using Toggle Dark Mode quite a lot recently and it does not happen (in terms of space switching block)

Perhaps it might be the fact that you on Beta OS version and/or the fact that you're using an older mac? Toggling Dark Mode gives me a performance drop for about a second even on my MBP 2017


#3

I honestly have no idea :confused: It shouldn't be due to the beta as another user works perfectly on this "older Mac" (this is the model from summer 2018 :wink:).


#4

All the toggle action does is run this apple script:

tell application "System Events" to tell appearance preferences to set dark mode to not dark mode

Maybe you can try whether your issue also appears when running that in the Apple Script editor


#5

Oh, I misread and thought you said that you've 17" Mac :slight_smile: And those aren't around anymore, sorry!


#6

Unfortunately, yes. So I guess this is a bug Apple has to find. Thanks a lot that you checked this thread nevertheless! :slightly_smiling_face: