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So I recently updated from beta 5 of Catalina to beta 6 and noticed more than half of my apps will crash after the initial launch, these apps include things like:

  • Brave browser (beta, nightly)
  • Chrome (tried beta as well)
  • Chrome Canary (the same)

Any apps that are electronJS based such as: Spotify, Slack, Atom, VSCode & etc...

I have a hunch that it has something to do with a browser wrapper that can't be set

Already tried and failed: sudo spctl --master-disable

Also re-installed apps, tried a whole different version and to no avail

is there anything I can do to fix this locally?

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    The OS is still in beta so you should expect some applications to not work. Did you file a Feedback with Apple about this problem? Also, I don't see any question in your question. You might want to edit this to bring your question forward a little more. – fsb Aug 22 '19 at 12:57
  • Hey @fsb and thanks for your comment, edited the question to make it more like a question :) also yes, I expect to not having apps to work but it was working on beta 5 and after updating to beta 6 more than 70% of the apps stopped working, that's not expected IMO – Sohail Aug 22 '19 at 13:00
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    It's a beta, things can get better or worse with each release. Provide feedback to Apple and the various software providers and move on :-) – nohillside Aug 22 '19 at 13:26
  • So I ended up, wipe cleaning everything and getting back to Mojave ¯_(ツ)_/¯ – Sohail Aug 26 '19 at 8:00
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    @nohillside Things got slightly better in beta 7, but the issue is still not resolved. :\ – juniorRubyist Aug 31 '19 at 22:42
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Unfortunately, the best you can do is revert to Mojave. This is a bug in AppKit that Apple caused (and must soon fix). It persists in beta 7.

I can feel your pain. I need my Electron apps like VS Code and Insomnia. The bug also affects JetBrains apps like PyCharm and Android Studio (based off IntelliJ).

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