I'm using MacOs Mojave 10.14.6

I've looked for the function, but can't get any useful info on it. It seems like a simple function to me, but I can't find it on the menu.

  • Welcome to the AskDifferent community. I did a quick check if it was possible to add a background color in Notes.app but, for so far I saw, it's not possible. :-(
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    Sep 17, 2019 at 3:46
  • With macOS 12.x you can. Go to Notes -> preferences and look for "Use dark background for note content" checkbox and check. We can have a dark background; no options to choose colors. Dec 27, 2021 at 6:25

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No, there is currently no way to change the background color in Apple Notes.

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