macOS App Store Upgrade

Today my macOS machine installed a (presumably) recent App Store upgrade for Tailscale. I wasn’t aware until I realised Tailscale wasn’t connected with everything in the macOS menu greyed out except the “Log in…” option.

Clicking on the Login option did nothing despite numerous attempts, closing and re-opening the app and even removing it and reinstalling.

It wasn’t until I rebooted the machine that Tailscale started working again without any interaction required.

Is this a known problem?

Thanks for letting us know @Spudly!

We actually hadn’t heard about this. If you can tell us your tailscale IP address and the approximate time of the problem, we can check our telemetry to see if it matches any known bugs or is a new one. If you like, email the information privately to support at Thanks!