If you're having issues with Blotter, please provide us with the following information, and we will be better able to assist you.
- What version of Mac OS X?
- What model and how much RAM your computer has.
- Your screen arrangement (eg. 'two screens').
Open Console (/Applications/Utilities/Console), select 'All Messages' to the left and type in 'blotter' in the search field. Copy and paste all the hits (if any) into the support ticket.
Open Activity Monitor (/Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor), search for 'blotter' and select the process. With the process selected, press 'Sample Process.'
In the dialog that pops up, save the result and attach to the support ticket.
If Blotter appears to have crashed for you, please make sure to also include the following files:
('Blotter*' means anything starting with Blotter. '~' is a shorthand for your home directory, such as '/Users/foobar/')
I am unable to sync this calendar with my Outlook calendar which is used by my company. Please help.
Cannot open Blotter since I updated OS (using Big Sur).
This is the report from the terminal.
Crash report from Console is too huge to save as image or copy/paste as text and I am not able to upload it as text file.
I am unable to use blotter since updating to Mac OS Big Sur. It does not even launch or display in dock or menu bar
You might get it to work with the two commands shown below.
Not my solution. I found them searching the internet (unfortunately don't remember where) but I tested them and they work, at least for the calendars (not the reminders).
defaults write net.wireload.blotter.mac NSGraphicsContextAllowOverRestore -bool YES
defaults write net.wireload.blotter.mac NSViewAllowsRootLayerBacking -bool NO
How and where do I write that command?
Launch Terminal (you can find it in Applications/Utilities).
Copy the following and paste it into Terminal:
Then, copy the following and paste it into Terminal:
Thank you!! It worked!!
@Gfidias - Awesome! I have missed Blotter for a long time! And now it's been restored!
Thank you! Kudos!
Worked here too! Very very happy! Blotter has become indispensable!
worked!!!!!! thank u so much Gfidias!!!
@Gfidias Thanks for the solution!
Worked for me too. Thanks a lot Gfidias!
Is there ever going to be an update on this software to work with newest OSX ?
Colors of the calendars are not respected on Catalina... (see the difference between High Sierra and Catalina); any idea to solve this ? Thanks a lot !
omg that worked!! Thank you so much Gfidias! That's not going to mess with anything else is it? (I'm running Monterey on an M1 MacBook Pro)
@Gfidias you are an absolute legend, cheers!
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