Apple Notes is one of the most useful built-in apps that Mac computers ship with. Unlike the default apps on Windows, most default software on macOS is pretty useful. While there is an abundance of third-party note-taking apps for macOS, Apple Notes remains one of the best feature-rich and easy-to-use note-taking apps out there.
However, when it comes to customizability, you may feel a little out of luck. Unlike most other third-party apps, Apple Notes does not offer much — or any — customization options. If you open the Preferences for Notes, you’ll be greeted with only the following options.
That, as I said above, isn’t really much. For most people, that may be fine. It has the option to switch the background color for note content from dark to light regardless of the system preferences. But one thing you may have not figured out yet is how to change the link colors on Apple Notes.
Changing the link color on Apple Notes
When you add a link to a note, it automatically becomes yellow or another color, depending on your system preferences.
Can you change the link color from yellow to something else? It’s not straightforward, but it is possible. You can change the link color on Apple Notes from yellow to a few other colors.
To change this, navigate to System Preferences → General → Change the color next to “Accent color.”
Tip: You can go to System Preferences by clicking Launchpad → search for System Preferences or by pressing CMD + Space and typing System Preferences in Spotlight Search.
If you keep the Apple Notes open while changing the accent color, you will see the color of the links change as you change the accent color.
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t give you the option to choose your own color from something like a color wheel, but it does give you some options, including a graphite option if you prefer muted colors.
There you have it! I don’t know why Apple doesn’t allow selecting a color that’s different from the accent color, but now you know, at least you are not stuck with yellow or whatever the link color you’ve been seeing so far on Apple Notes!
I don’t seem to have “accent color” as an option. Ideas? Thanks!
Apologies! I’ve only seen this comment just now (for some reason, I didn’t receive an email notification for your comment.)
That’s odd that you don’t have an accent color on System Preferences → General. Which version of macOS are you running?
THANK YOU!!! That has been driving me crazy for YEARS!!
Glad it was helpful!
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