Debugging the Node Launcher on macOS

Pierre Rochard
2 min readJan 28, 2019


The Node Launcher can sometimes experience issues which are difficult to diagnose. Here’s how to get more information on macOS.

Open up Applications/Utilities/Terminal

A command line interface will appear

Find where you downloaded and unzipped the Node Launcher app

Click and drag the app into the command line interface

Hit the Delete key so you remove the whitespace at the end of the path

Copy /Contents/MacOS/

Paste it into the command line

Press enter

Copy the output (as long as it does not show your mnemonic seed or other sensitive information, don’t accidentally dox yourself!)

Open a new issue on GitHub

Paste in the output

Submit the new issue!