I have downloaded Bitcoin-Qt for Mac yesterday. I understand that it takes a while to "synchronise" but this site says one can access it whilst this process takes place. I have the Bitcoin in my applications folder but when I click on the icon nothing happens. A friend says he could monitor the progress of the synch, I can't see anything. What am I doing wrong?
When you open the Mac client, it first displays the loading screen for a while :
After that it displays the main screen and starts synchronizing :
Note that the client is really slow and might take a while to load. If it's still not displaying the loading screen after a minute, try opening it again. As far as I know the Mac client doesn't have any requirements for installation.
To diagnose the issue, please perform these steps :
- Go to Activity Monitor (it's in the Utilities folder) and see if Bitcoin-qt is running. It should be.
- Open Console (also in Utilities) and see if there are any errors about Bitcoin-qt.
- Restart your Mac. It may help.