Add-on Explorer shows a blank window

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Xiaotong Bai
Xiaotong Bai on 7 Jun 2018
When I open the Add-on Explorer, it only shows a blank window. But if I move around the cursor, it does change its look (from 'Normal Select' to 'Link Select', as the picture shows) at some places.
Besides, Add-on Manager shows the same problem, while the 'Package App' window works fine. I tried reinstall MATLAB, but the problem remained. (I'm using MATLAB R2018a on Windows 10 64-bit) Recently I used an extended monitor, and I wonder if that's the cause of the problem. In case there is no solution, can I install a .mlpkginstall file manually?
Zachary Gheaja
Zachary Gheaja on 23 Nov 2021
i have a similar problem on windows. it showed up on matlab2020b and still occurs on 2021b when i installed it to mitigate the issue

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Answers (3)

Jay Vaidya
Jay Vaidya on 4 Sep 2020
Please try to run the following in the MATLAB Command Window:
>> opengl software
And then try opening the Add on explorer again. It worked for me.
If that works, you can save the preference so that MATLAB always opens with Software OpenGL by running:
>> opengl('save','software')
Alban Cannet
Alban Cannet on 25 May 2022
thanks a lot worked for me !

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Benjamin Bircher
Benjamin Bircher on 19 Jul 2021
I had the same problem. These commands doesn't helped me. In my case the problem was due to an external screen which I use on my laptop. After disconnecting the latter, the problem is solved.
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Zhong Zhou
Zhong Zhou on 20 Jun 2022
Same. Switching to one monitor mode would display the content of the Add-on page.

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Guodong Tao
Guodong Tao on 11 Jun 2018
Edited: Guodong Tao on 11 Jun 2018
Hi Xiatong,
Please first make sure this is not an issue caused by OS environment, you could try installation on another PC if allowed to confirm if this is reproducible at your side, otherwise, reinstall OS and MATLAB usually would resolve the issue.
Huseyin Emre Ozgur
Huseyin Emre Ozgur on 5 Jun 2023
Thank you mrutyunjay siddannavar, your solution worked like a charm. Kudos!

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