Tableau Desktop Closes Unexpectedly on Launch on a Mac

Published: 20 Nov 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Dec 2016


When opening Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader on a Mac, the application might quit unexpectedly.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader
  • Mac OS X Yosemite


Ensure that neither the Facebook Photo Uploader plugin 'fbplugin' nor the Tencent QQ plugin 'QQMail.plugin' are installed on the computer running Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader.

Option 1

  1. Search for fbplugin and qqmail.plugin using Spotlight.
  2. Delete the plugin. For more information, see OS X Yosemite: Search with Spotlight in the Apple Knowledge Base.

Option 2

If you cannot find either plugin using Spotlight, navigate to ~/Library/Internet plugins, and then delete the plugin or plugins. For more information on accessing the hidden Library folder, see OS X Yosemite: Library folder in the Apple Knowledge Base.



The Facebook Photo Uploader and Tencent QQ plugins are conflicting with the performance of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Reader.
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