Stage Manager Greyed Out, Not Working On Mac? (Fixed!)

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Posted in How To, TILs by Tyrone on October 19, 2022

Stage Manager greyed out on Mac

Stage Manager greyed out after macOS Ventura update? This new macOS 13 feature doesn’t work and you’re not able to turn it On in System Settings, because the toggle is unresponsive, as if the feature is unavailable?

Stage Manager Greyed Out In Settings

This issue has been first reported by RaiD during the macOS Ventura beta testing stages:

“Stage manager cannot be enabled – there is no way to activate the corresponding function, the field has a gray background, i.e. inactive (in control panel – desktop & dock). the control center also shows the functions for the stage manager, but it cannot be activated.”

This problem continues to occur for some users in the macOS Ventura RC version:

“Yes, stage manager greyed out for me too.”

How To Fix Stage Manager Not Working

stage manager not working fix

  • 1. Open System Settings and click on Desktop & Dock, in the left sidebar.
  • 2. Under Mission Control, turn ON ‘Displays have separate Spaces’.
  • 3. Restart Mac and enable Stage Manger.
  • Thanks David_OC for this fix. Does it work for you too? Share it in the comments!

Fact: macOS 13 will be released to the public Monday, October 24.

Are you having any other Stage Manager problems, or any other bugs in macOS Ventura? Share your feedback in the comments. We’re here to help.

Related: For more info about macos 13 please check our extended review available here.


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