Released: 2008-04-14


Download XQuartz-, and open it in macOS’s Installer.

Important Notices

OS Requirements

macOS 10.5 or later is required to install this package.

Default X11 Server

If this is your first time installing XQuartz, you may wish to logout and log back in to update your DISPLAY environment variable.

Changes in

  • All changes in 2.2.0 plus:
    • Updated /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx.d/10-tmpdirs to address a potential security risk (privilege escalation):
      • A user could create a symbolic link from /tmp/.X11-unix to /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx.d and execute privileged_startx to give himself write permission to /usr/X11/lib/X11/xinit/privileged_startx.d

Changes in 2.2.0

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