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I enabled global dark mode from settings which should make everything dark, but still the right click menu and calendar are white. I don't want to install any additional unofficial themes just to achieve this. But instead interested to know why this hasn't been fixed yet because people have been complaining about this since Ubuntu 12.

Some Derivatives of Ubuntu like Pop OS have everything dark on dark theme including the ones that I mentioned. Then why does Ubuntu has it like that?

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  • Hi Vin, what is the Ubuntu version rite now you are using? – UnKNOWn Aug 25 '20 at 4:58
  • 20.04 which I think is the latest available version as of now. – Vin Raghav Aug 25 '20 at 5:10
  • Ok, so you must have installed gnome-tweaks and then changed Appearance to Highcontrast? Can you share a pic how you did that? i.stack.imgur.com/Qmu1b.jpg – UnKNOWn Aug 25 '20 at 5:15
  • I did not install anything extra. I only installed Ubuntu a few days ago and did this Settings -> Appearance -> Dark which is supposed to make everything dark, but it didn't. Are you using Ubuntu? It should be same for you too or anyone else using Ubuntu. – Vin Raghav Aug 25 '20 at 5:19
  • Ok, good info.. can you open settings.. and then search for universal access menu and there turn on Highcontrast.. nothing to install anything.. – UnKNOWn Aug 25 '20 at 5:20
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The theme you set applies to applications. It does not apply to Gnome shell. That is themed by a separate Gnome Shell theme.

The easiest way to have a dark appearance of the shell is to revert to the default look of Gnome Shell. In the utility "Extensions", disable the "User themes" extension. That will disable any custom theme and revert to the default Gnome shell theme, which you will likely find suited for use with the Ubuntu Yaru dark theme for your applications.

One can also keep "User themes" enabled, and then switch to a dark Gnome Shell theme. For that, you need Gnome Tweaks, which is not installed by default. You can change the Gnome Shell theme next to "Shell" on the Appearance tab. Additional Gnome Shell themes can be found and downloaded on Gnome Look. b.t.w., also in Gnome Tweaks, extensions can be enabled or disabled.

Indeed, it would be much better if the setting for a dark theme automatically adapted the Shell Theme as well. That will hopefully happen in a future version of Ubuntu.

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