Tableau Desktop Closes Unexpectedly on Launch on a Mac

Published: 20 Nov 2014
Last Modified Date: 03 Feb 2017


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


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader
  • Mac OS X Yosemite


Remove the following plugins from the computer running Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader:
  • fbplugin (Facebook Photo Uploader) 
  • QQmail.plugin (Tencent QQ Plugin) 
And disable or remove the PopClip application. To disable PopClip, right click the PopClip menu bar icon.

To remove the plugins: 

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.



Certain apps and plugins conflict with the performance of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Reader.
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