Photoshop crashes due to dark menu bar and dock only terminal command

defaults write -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool Yes

This setting can cause Photoshop and other applications to crash.


Photoshop crashes if you have used the Terminal command below to achieve dark mode for only the Menu bar and Dock in macOS Mojave.

Operating system

macOS Mojave


To resolve this crash issue, follow the steps below to revert to full Mojave Dark Mode. 

  1. Launch Terminal (located at /Applications/Utilities). Enter the following command:

    defaults delete -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance
  2. Restart your Mac.

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