Friday, June 21, 2019

IORegistryExplorer on macOS Dark Mode issue fix

IO Registry Explorer is a utility developed by Apple which allows you to watch the I/O Registry on your macOS.
A sample I/O Registry Explorer window

If you are using the IORegistryExplorer on macOS while working with Dark Mode enabled, then you probably noticed the fact that the explorer doesn't fit the new DarkMode, hence the UI might look like that:

Which makes it hard to read the content.

I found this article which shows you how to disable DarkMode for a specific application.

Running the following commands:

osascript -e 'id of app "IORegistryExplorer"'
defaults write NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool yes

Solves the issue and make it usable again.

Have fun,
Tal Kain