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Flembo
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Re: Catalina

Post by Flembo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:33 am

When i open the program i am presented with two options both of which i will attach to this reply. When either option is on my screen there is no menu bar.
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chrisb
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Re: Catalina

Post by chrisb » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:36 am

I'm sad to say but I have no idea what's going on. I would retry after deleting the folder ~/Library/Preferences/FreeCAD .
Flembo
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Re: Catalina

Post by Flembo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:02 am

Right i have deleted everything to do with Freecad, I will try and do another fresh install and see what happens. Thank you all for your words of wisdom, really is appreciated.
chrisb
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Re: Catalina

Post by chrisb » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:52 am

You can try to Start from a terminal and See if the output shows what's going on.
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Re: Catalina

Post by kkremitzki » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Can you try launching FreeCAD from a terminal and see if there is any error output displayed? I have seen weird program startup issues like that when working on packaging and the install is broken in one way or another.
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leonardshelby
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Re: Catalina

Post by leonardshelby » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:59 pm

Download the latest 0.19 release https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... -conda.dmg from github, then double-click the .dmg, then move the app to /Applications folder, then start the app, then go to system security settings and allow freecad to execute, then click "open anyway".
Flembo
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Re: Catalina

Post by Flembo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Just wondering if it would be worth going back to an earlier version of the operating system and see if it works on that. I have redownloaded Freecad and tried different ways to install the program and each time is the same as the images I have posted.
martin51
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Re: Catalina

Post by martin51 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:32 pm

Flembo wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Hi yes, I have privileges, starting to pull what little hair I have left out lol. Really do not where to go from here, I have tried the workarounds but to no avail.
I assume that also includes restarting in "Safe" mode to prevent loading of extensions that might cause a problem. Definitely a frustrating problem.
Flembo
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Re: Catalina

Post by Flembo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:02 pm

Do not know how easy it is to downgrade to an earlier version of my operating system, I will try and get Mojave to install and then try and see if I have the same problem. I will let you know the outcome. But I must once again thank you all for your wise words of wisdom on this matter. It really is appreciated. Thank you all.
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Re: Catalina

Post by Flembo » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:35 am

Whoop Whoop done it well done it ish. Had to downgrade mac to High Sierra and install Freecad 0.17. Not the one i wanted but seeing as i am new to all of this it is as good a place to start as any. Now all i have to do is learn Freecad. Cannot thank everyone enough for all the ideas, help and guidance that you have all afforded me. Really is appreciated.
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