Scripts become blank and unviewable on R2022a/b (M1 mac)

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Jon on 29 Sep 2022
Answered: MARCO on 26 Nov 2022 at 12:12
I'm regularly experiencing an issue where several minutes after opening and using MATLAB, all tabs (for all other scripts/live scripts) asides from the one that I've been actively working on will become completely white and blank. Seemingly nothing will fix the issue except restarting MATLAB which is extremely annoying. The contents don't seem to be getting affected, it just becomes impossible to work on anything except a single script. Closing and reopening the tabs does nothing and newly created scripts are also unusable. I have seen other posts suggesting that this could be an issue with opengl hardware rendering, however on my computer opengl software rendering doesn't seem to be supported.
Computer specs:
  • MacOS Monterey 12.2.1
  • Macbook air M1 2020
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • R2022b (same issue occurs on R2022a)
  • 64-bit maci64
Please let me know if any other information would be helpful. Thanks!
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Karen Mulleners
Karen Mulleners on 12 Oct 2022
I am having the same issue. Did you get the problem resolved? How?
Thank you for sharing.

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Answers (3)

Santosh Fatale
Santosh Fatale on 3 Oct 2022
Hi Jonathan,
I understand that you are facing an issue with MATLAB installation. To understand the issue better and assist you there is a need to investigate it further.
You can create a service request by following the MATLAB Support link below for the issue you are encountering and provide all the details related to the issue

Jonathan Lilly
Jonathan Lilly on 1 Nov 2022 at 12:43
I had this issue too on both an M1 mac and an Intel mac after upgrading both to Ventura.
It was solved by going to System Settings > Privacy and Security > Files and Folders > Matlab and giving permission for all three folders: Desktop, Downloads, and Documents.

MARCO on 26 Nov 2022 at 12:12
I had the same problem, and I spent weeks trying to figure out a solution.
Apparently, installing the MATLAB R2022b Native Apple Silicon Open Beta solved the issue (




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