Is Scrivener Dark Mode available in High Sierra?

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:33 pm Post

I realize that Dark Mode was implemented to interface with the Mojave system-wide implementation, but does that mean it's only accessible if you have Mojave? I have Scrivener 3.0.9 and macOS 10.13.6 on a mac Mini that is just old enough I can't upgrade to Mojave. (If Apple announces a new mac Mini on the 30th, I *will* be getting one next year.)

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:10 pm Post

That's correct, Mojave only. It depends on operating system tools that don't exist in earlier versions.

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:31 am Post

That was what I was afraid of, but it's completely understandable -- you can only work with the tools you are given.

I would go look for a used 2014 Mini but we're in the final days before our house closing, AND holidays are coming, AND the Sounders have playoffs coming so we are cash poor and what little there is goes to playoff tickets. And by then hopefully Apple will have 2018 Minis out and I'll just have to budget for one next year.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:08 am Post

Well, there is a patcher tool to enable installing Mojave on Macs that are not officially supported. (Link removed.)

The site lists the machines that can be patched and any remaining issues.

I have not tried this for Mojave, but I did use a previous version of the tool to install Sierra on an old (late 2008), unsupported MacBook, just to be able to use Scrivener 3. That worked fine, but does not of course guarantee that the Mojave patcher will also work for you.

Just a thought

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:14 pm Post

rayl wrote:Well, there is a patcher tool to enable installing Mojave on Macs that are not officially supported. (Link removed.)


As far as I know using such a tool is a violation of the Apple license agreement. It also puts me into unknown territory support and security-wise.
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:50 pm Post

You can get a lot of the way there by customizing the colors for your Binder, Editors, etc., but you probably already knew that.

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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:40 pm Post

Again this thread was in 2018, and shouldn't have been in this forum anyway!

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