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Known Issues (0.9.31)

Tux Paint 0.9.31 — July 2023

All Versions (global issues)

Tux Paint loads very slowly
The first time Tux Paint is launched (for a particular user), it may take a minute or more to respond. The font system used by Tux Paint (Pango) is creating a 'cache' of information about the fonts on your system. Subsequent launches of Tux Paint should be fast.

While the font cache is generated behind the scenes, Tux Paint should remain interactive (showing an animated 'please wait' animation) while this process runs.

Windows-specific issues

No known issues

macOS- and OS X-specific issues

'Unidentified developer' error
Recent versions of macOS have default security settings that prevent programs which were downloaded outside of Apple's "App Store" from being launched.

Apple provides instructions here for installing and launching apps from "unidentified developers."

Linux-specific issues

No known issues

Android-specific issues

Tux Paint requires Bluetooth access to run
Tux Paint uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer library (libSDL), and required Bluetooth access to run, so that external controllers and keyboards could be used with Tux Paint.

As of version 0.9.31 (released December 2023), Tux Paint no longer requires Bluetooth access; you may revoke permissions if you're not using any external input devices with Tux Paint.


Did you know? Tux Paint is named after Tux the penguin, the mascot of the Linux operating system. "Tux" is short for tuxedo.