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So frustrating. I really like all my apps to be on dark mode. But this is annoying.
If you're settings the background color to black the app will change the font color to dark dark grey. The default color for all new notes.
The original default background color is transparent with a slightly gray font or white.
In the settings menu, page style and template, you have the option adjust color in dark mode turned on.
In the color tab you should see the transparent background option on the top row, first one on the left side.
That's the only way I've been able to create new notes with a dark background and light gray font color.