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Why is Simulink browser blank?

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Goutham Sajja
Goutham Sajja on 9 Dec 2018
Commented: Chih Pei Chiang on 13 Jan 2021 at 9:35
Hello all,
I installed Matlab R2018b.
When I open Simulink, I am getting the following blank page with no information on it:
Kindly help me
Goutham S


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Abdul Basith Ashraf
Abdul Basith Ashraf on 1 Mar 2020
I had the same issue. The problem is that the Simulink window (also others like add-on explorer) tend to work only at a particular aspect ratio (don't know why). After your Simulink window opens, increase or decrease the width of the window. When you start seeing something, adjust the width so that it perfectly fits the contents of the window. Later you can diagonally increase the size of the window.
This worked for me.

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Mateus Marcoto
Mateus Marcoto on 2 May 2020
I Have this same issue and this temporary solution solved the problem. Unfortunelly it happened in other programs too. So its not a particuliarity of the MATLAB. please, someone, help!

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Saumya Goel
Saumya Goel on 18 Dec 2018
Seeing the above image, it seems like your Simulink needs a rebuild or the toolbar itself isn’t loaded.
Follow these steps:
  1. >> rehash toolboxcache (to refresh file system caches)
  2. >> sl_refresh_customizations (to rebuild Simulink , Library menus and toolbar)
  3. Close all instances of MATLAB and restart.


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Shishir Dwivedi
Shishir Dwivedi on 26 Dec 2019
The probable cause of this might be related to the OpenGL settings.
Please try to use a software version of OpenGL to render graphics, if the default OpenGL is set to hardware.
In order to check whether you are using hardware or software OpenGL, you can use the following command:
>> opengl info
If the "Software" flag is set to false if you are using hardware OpenGL.
In order to switch to software OpenGL, type the following command in the MATLAB Command Window:
>> opengl software
To set your preferences so that future sessions of MATLAB on the computer use the Software OpenGL.
>> opengl('save','software')
Note: Macintosh systems do not support software OpenGL.
Find more information at the following documentation page:
Tsung-Hsien Yang
Tsung-Hsien Yang on 9 Nov 2020
I have some similar problem, but I am using MacOs platform, and this solution doesn't work for me.
and Matlab just show:
ans =
'Error using slCustomizer.staticRefresh
Unexpected exception (Bundle#402 start failed: dlopen(/Applications/, 5): Library not loaded: @rpath/libmwphysmod_common_foundation_core_data_struct.dylib
Referenced from: /Applications/
Reason: image not found) was caught.'
Chih Pei Chiang
Chih Pei Chiang on 13 Jan 2021 at 9:35
Thank you Mr. Shishir Dwivedi, that's really help!

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