I have 2013a installed and the patch from here. The patch should work, but when I navigate to the application, there is a "stop" icon above the app icon enter image description herewhich still prevents the patched version from launching. How can I remove this disabled status? For now I can only launch matlab from inside the app content.

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It seems to be related to this bug report.

Does the application run if you open it via terminal? e.g

open /Applications/MATLAB_R2013a.app

if so you may just need to clear dock/icon caches:

killall -HUP Dock
  • Well. This doesn' t work. It still stays at disabled status after reboot. Run via terminal works, as I mentioned.
    – xgdgsc
    Oct 24, 2014 at 5:14

Well. After the 10.10.1 update, the disabled status icon is gone.

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