For instructions on how to install and sign into StarLeaf on your device, click on one of the following topics:

StarLeaf for Windows

To install StarLeaf on a Windows device:

  1. Go to Downloads , and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open the .exe file from your browser and download it.

  3. Sign in to StarLeaf. See below for more information.

StarLeaf for macOS

To install StarLeaf on a macOS device: 

  1. Go to Downloads and click on the macOS icon.
  2. Open the .dmg file in your browser.

  3. Double click on the StarLeaf icon in the install window.

  4. Click Open in the control window.

    StarLeaf is installed to the User Applications folder, located in the Finder: Users > YourName > Applications. You can also launch StarLeaf from Launchpad or Spotlight.

  5. Sign in to StarLeaf. See below for more information.

StarLeaf for mobile, tablet, and Chromebook

To download StarLeaf on an Android or iOS device:

  1. Go to Downloads , and select your device type. You are redirected to the Google Play store or App Store.
  2. StarLeaf for Chromebook is available in beta. On Chromebook, select the Android option to download StarLeaf.

  3. Install StarLeaf on to your device.

  4. Sign in. See below for more information.

Signing into StarLeaf

To sign in to StarLeaf:

  1. Open StarLeaf on your device. If you do not yet have StarLeaf installed, go to the downloads page here .
  2. Enter your email address.

    StarLeaf sends you an email containing a 6-digit code:

  3. Enter the 6-digit code into the sign in screen.

    You are now signed into StarLeaf.

If it is your first time using StarLeaf, you may need to enter a first and last name to finish signing in.

Known limitation for Gen12 (Xe) graphics devices

Due to a bug in Intel’s current drivers for devices with a Gen12 GPU (sometimes referred to as “Xe graphics”), StarLeaf will not work on these devices. Information about this bug has been published by Intel here .

Temporary fix

Until Intel releases updated drivers, you can choose from two workarounds:

  1. Install Intel’s new beta version of a driver with a fix for their bug: Intel® Graphics – BETA Windows® 10 DCH Drivers
  2. or

  3. Set a registry key to disable WPF’s hardware-accelerated rendering.
  4. Note: To apply the registry key workaround, it is recommended that you back up the registry first and/or request assistance from your internal IT admin. Then complete the following steps:

    1. Run the following command:
    2. DisableWPFHWAcceleration.reg

    3. Close StarLeaf from the system tray and restart.

    To undo the workaround and re-enable WPF’s hardware-accelerated rendering:

    1. Run the following command:
    2. EnableWPFHWAcceleration.reg

    3. Close StarLeaf from the system tray and restart.