Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

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abby13
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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby abby13 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:21 am

Removing XQuartz and installing the older version 2.7.9 worked for me as well. I'm using Inkscape 0.91 on a Macbook Pro with Sierra (10.12.3). Earlier in attempting to get Inkscape to launch, I changed the Gatekeeper settings to "Anywhere", but that did not fix the issue.

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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby sarahinbloom » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:56 am

I have a new MacBook with Sierra 10.12.5 Inkscape downloads fine, but will not open, it bounces once then disappears.

I tried changing XQuartz to 2.7.9 but to no avail!

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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby Moini » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:29 am

Have you adapted the gatekeeper settings, sarahinbloom?
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby GAngus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:12 am

In stead of double clicking to open Inkscape, try a right click and then choose open (there's a difference).
If it's the first time you will be opening it, you must be patient while it inits all the fonts, etc....
It could be a full minute or so... just wait for it, that is, unless it just still bounces.... we'll go from there..

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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby JonasCollet » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:29 pm

Hey all! I'm a Mac OS user with close to zero technical knowledge, but I just installed 0.92 from this dmg file: https://inkscape.org/en/~tghs/★inkscape-0921-tghs_2-x11-107-x86_64dmg and wanted to let you know that it seems like it worked flawlessly. At least, so far the program is working smoothly. I had 0,91 installed previously and didn't uninstall anything, just accepted when I was prompted about replacing it. I hade to reinstall an extension I had, but that was all.

Big credits to Tim for fixing this!

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GAngus
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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby GAngus » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:08 am

@JonasCollet,
So... just to keep this thread useful to any other OSX users,
What MacOS and what Quartz version are you running there with the 0.92 version provided by Tim Sheridan ?

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Re: Inkscape Fails to Launch on Mac OSX 10.10.4

Postby karinafoppele » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 pm

I had the same problem all along, Inkscape would not open on my Mac.
I found the solution of opening XQuartz (X11) from my applications.
Then in XQuartz choose "Applications" from the menu bar, choose "Terminal"
Terminal will open. Then type "open -a Inkscape" and it worked for me!! 8-)
(using Mac OS 10.11.6)


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