Launcher 2.1.596x

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Release date

July 23, 2019

2.1.5964 (Windows), 2.1.5963 (macOS), or 2.1.5965 (Linux) was a major launcher version released on July 23, 2019.



  • Added support for Dark mode on macOS.
  • The Help screen now has a link to the Minecraft Launcher Feedback site.
  • Updated log window with new styling.
  • The arrow on drop down now dims when the drop down is disable.
  • Log more information about how the Launcher starts the game.
  • Removed weird pixels from login background image.
  • Various small styling improvements.
  • Updated translations.


  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to start with the wrong arguments on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to start with the wrong directory setting when running with a custom directory.
  • Fixed a bug where the --workDir argument didn't work on certain systems.
  • Fixed a bug that meant the log files were missing information on Mac OS.
  • Fixed an error where the system language was not properly used by the Launcher.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Launcher Log window to use up performance when open.
  • Fixed a bug causing error messages while logging in to immediately disappear.
  • Fixed a bug in how version file fields for downloads and logging are treated for versions which inherit other versions.
  • Fixed the downloads field of versions not being treated as optional.
  • Fixed empty lines sometimes appearing in the launcher log file.
  • Fixed the drop down arrow in the installation selection sometimes covering up the text.
  • Fixed an issue where the multiple game instance warning did not show for profiles that had previously changed folders.
  • Fixed switch account screen not being scrollable with many accounts added.
  • MCL-8389 - Log output not auto-scrolling.
  • MCL-11117 - View crash report button does nothing.
  • MCL-11067 - "<language> is x% translated!" popup is never translated.
  • MCL-10230 - Erases all launch settings after computer hard-locks.
  • MCL-6544 - Launcher opens up on nonexistent monitor.
  • MCL-6629 - Launcher floated out of desktop boundaries when taskbar is at the top.