Mac UI unusable with weird formatting


I have freshly downloaded Zotero 6.0.21 (never used it before) on an intel Mac running Ventura 13.2.1. The text of items in the menus is white on a white background (visible on hover) and pop-ups while performing an action (eg create new collection) are completely blank. I can't use it in its current state.

Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

  • Are you using Dark Mode on your computer? Have you previously run any sort of third-party utility that affects Dark Mode?

    Try closing Zotero, opening Terminal (via Spotlight), pasting in this command, and pressing Return:

    defaults delete -g NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance
  • Yes and yes. This appears to have solved the issue for me. Thank you!
  • Worked for me too on MacOS 14.4.1
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