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macOS 10.14 Mojave and Scrivener

Mojave is out today, and Scrivener 3.1 won't be too far behind.

As many Mac users no doubt know, macOS 10.14 Mojave is out today. The good news is that Scrivener 3.0.3 runs perfectly fine on Mojave, so those who wish to upgrade can do so without fear of it breaking Scrivener.

One thing to note, however, is that when you make use of dark mode - Mojave's biggest new addition - Scrivener 3.0.3 will remain light. But fear not - dark mode support is coming very soon, with Scrivener 3.1. Supporting dark mode has involved significant changes to Scrivener's code base, so we still need to do a little more testing and tweaking before 3.1 is ready.

In the meantime, here's a little sneak peek.


Eric Rhys T.

Eric Rhys T.  /  24 SEPTEMBER 2018

I'm already using Dark Mode and love it. The sneak peak looks great. Can't wait for it to debut.


Mittenstock  /  26 SEPTEMBER 2018

Cheers- Looking forward to this. Loving dark mode myself


Azure&Green  /  26 SEPTEMBER 2018

Fantastic! I'd just stopped by after installing Mojave to see if the rumors were true. Scrivener has been my goto app for writing ever science switching over from Ulysses, but it still didn't have a full Dark Mode. But soon... At last it will be soon...

Keith, may your code be ever clean and your bugs few! Thanks heaps!

Now to check out Xcode in Dark Mode in the meantime... ;^)

Eric Beaty

Eric Beaty  /  26 SEPTEMBER 2018

I'm not sure if I'll like a Dark Mode for Scrivener 3. Will there be a way to choose to keep Scrivener in Light Mode even if I have Dark Mode enabled on my Mac?


warrenao  /  28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Given how extensively we can already customize the colors in virtually every aspect of Scrivener, it seems to me the most we'll gain from full dark mode support is … dark frames!


KB  /  28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Thanks all!

Eric - yes, absolutely. There's a new "Appearance" submenu of the "Scrivener" menu that allows you to choose whether Scrivener should use the system default appearance or instead force a permanent light or dark appearance. You can also choose to keep the main editors light even while the rest of the app is dark.

Eric Beaty

Eric Beaty  /  01 OCTOBER 2018

Awesome, KB! As usual, you guys at L&L have thought of everything!

Braisn Storm

Braisn Storm  /  06 OCTOBER 2018

Can't wait ,I want the update.


ksrhee  /  19 OCTOBER 2018

Can't wait till either. All my writing programs are now Mojave compatible except Scrivener . . .

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