Tech Tip: Fix Blotter for Mac
Not surprisingly, the Apple App Store reviews have become universally bad as a result.
Wireload’s support forum is pretty much full of complaints from others who are disappointed Blotter stopped working for them.
The last time I went looking for an update, however, I noticed that someone had found a fix to get Blotter working again. It’s not an official fix, and involves messing with Terminal commands, but it works.
Even though I’m running the next version of MacOS — MacOS 12 Monterey in beta — Blotter is happily humming away on my MacBook Pro 16″ desktop. I’m elated.
Here’s the fix:
- Launch Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities).
2. Copy the following and paste it into Terminal, and press Enter:
defaults write net.wireload.blotter.mac NSGraphicsContextAllowOverRestore -bool YES
3. Then, copy the following and press Enter:
defaults write net.wireload.blotter.mac NSViewAllowsRootLayerBacking -bool NO
And that’s it. You may have to restart your Mac and re-launch Blotter.
Thanks to Gfidias in the Wireload forums and GerryWilliamson in the App Store!