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Tips for running BTConfig on the Mac

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  • Make sure Java is installed on your Mac prior to running BTConfig (latest version is recommended).
  • Download the BTConfig.exe program from the BlueTail Technologies website.
  • Rename the downloaded BTConfig program with a .jar extension (from the .exe extension it originally had).
  • If you try and double click in the BTConfig software at this point, MacOS may block or prompt you to run the software since it’s from an unidentified developer (based on your current Mac Gatekeeper security settings) To remedy this, Control-click the BTConfig program, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.
  • Click Open. The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.


It will now run and look and function just like it does on Windows and Linux platforms. As of BTConfig 2021_03_25_0703, all known Mac specific bugs have been fixed and should perform identically to the other platforms it runs on.


When using a MacBook laptop and the P25RX together, it's recommended that you plug the P25RX into a USB port on the opposite side of the MacBook from the power adapter. On certain random MacBooks, this seems to prevent very rare and sporadic lockups. Maybe it is specific to a certain type of MacBook model, but it just seems to run better when the P25RX is plugged into a USB port furthest away from the charging cable (power source).


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