Animate and Mojave | macOS 10.14

This article lists known compatibility issues that you may encounter when running Animate on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and provides known workarounds.

Adobe has discovered the compatibility issue listed below while running Animate with macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Adobe strongly recommends that customers update to the latest version of the application (2019) release prior to updating to macOS 10.14 Mojave. Older versions of the application were not designed, nor extensively tested to run on macOS Mojave. Additionally, Adobe strongly recommends that customers do their own testing on a non-production partition to ensure that new operating systems work with their current hardware and drivers. You may want to remain on an older version of the OS that is compatible with prior versions of our software.

Product affected

Operating system

Animate version 19.0 or earlier

macOS 10.14 Mojave

Color picker does not pick up the expected colors

When you hover the color picker on an object on stage and click to pick up the color, instead of picking up the color, it selects the object. 

The following issue occurs when you use eyedroppers:

  • When you use eyedroppers in Animate to sample colors, you do not get a preview of the colors in the color swatch.
A sample color picker issue
A sample color picker issue


As a workaround, you can perform the following steps to fix the issue. 

  1. Go to System Preferences. Select Security and privacy.

  2. Select privacy tab and then select Accessibility

  3. Click the lock icon to make changes.

  4. Select Animate in the list of Allow the apps below to control your computer.

    Animate settings
    Animate security and privacy settings

  5. Click the lock icon again to apply the changes. 

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