BlinkStick Client 2.0-rc release


Morning sir, sorry to double post, but I didn’t get any response on my last post. Any update on this update?


Any chance of a .zip download? My corporate proxy will not allow me to download a .exe direct from the web for obvious and understandable reasons.



Here is a temporary download as zip:

Edit: Give it 5 min, it is not completely uploaded yet.


Great thanks very much; A quick scan with Sophos reports it’s all clear!
MD5: 3a1a8225099a08fd467d0fd52a22e0f7


Found a bug. When you enable CPU monitoring but select a pattern that has only one color (like some of the predefined ‘color’ ones), the application starts opening new, empty windows in a loop (probably on every poll event?) and the whole machine becomes unresponsive. Have to force-kill application or wait a few minutes until the ‘application has stopped responding, do you want to close or debug it’ dialog appears (maybe upon running out of window handles? That’s what I figured I’d wait for…)

The fun thing is that after that when you restart the application with the blinkstick plugged in, it starts this behavior again automatically.

This is on Win10, blinkstick square, latest version of software (I got my blinkstick literally 15 minutes ago).


Addition: it’s even worse, when I start the client with the blinkstick plugged in (even when I have a color pattern selected with 2 colors in it), I get the same behaviour.


Thanks for reporting this. Added to the list of issues and should have a fix some time this week.


Hi, just to log that on 2.0rc9 “multiled mirror (all led same color)” (al least for “square” device) it’s not correctly implemented since work like “multiled (each led one color)”. Do not now if it’s problem of my installation or it’s general. In case can you fix it?



Hey Gudio and welcome to the forums.
I do not understand what exactly your problem is. Please give us more information of what does not work correctly.


In the configuration panel you can choose “Multi-LED” or “Multi-LED Mirror”. Whatever you choose the “Square” behavior is the same: in the master panel each LED is switched on/off singularly. While in mode “Multi-LED Mirror” I do expect that all the LEDs switch on/off together

Thanks for helping


The mirror mode is an internal mode of the Blinkstick and can be used for your own software using the BlinkStick API. Even in the mirror mode you are able to talk to a single LED. The BSClient only sending the signal to the selected LED.
Maybe your idea could be a feature for a future version.


thanks a lot!



May I suggest a new improvement?

When a “Application” notification is triggered via a “search string”

it may be useful to add a flag to keep the “pattern” until the application form exists. I try to be more clear with a couple of examples

Skype business example

  • I configured a rule that if I am in a call (the string “participants” identify the skype business call in progress)
  • the LEDs properly change color
  • one I terminate the call and close the Skype window those LEDs remain active. It would be great if once the call is terminated (and the window handle terminated) the Client recognize the event and switch to a new status (i.e. LED OFF of another defined PATTERN).

Similar if I’m editing an email o chatting with a VIP I switch the status to RED but once terminated I’d like to change to a new status

Thanks for the interest.


Nice idea but I think for this kind of function there should be an AddOn for Skype instead of trying to solve it over the application notification. I would also suggest a complete seperate tool for skype like the BlinkStick Status.


Just seen, great!
Ant plan to integrate the two (or add to this notification panel - like change pattern with the keyboard)?

Thanks a lot.

pinned globally #103


I asked support if they could make some fallback configuration in case of a restrictive firewall and this is the answer I received.

I have just reconfigured the server for to operate on ports 9292/80 for non-SSL and 443 for SSL connectivity. Client application still uses 9292 to connect to the service so I will have that updated too.

Now I’m just waiting for another RC release and see if it fix my problem at work. Hopefully it might help others!

EDIT: Meanwhile, you can change the data.json file with the following to use port 80 instead of the default 9292.

“ApiAccessAddress”: “


I just tried installing on OSX. All appears to have worked but when I fire it up, it just disappears. Any ideas?

New to programming anything

I guess the app has to be updated to recent MacOS versions. :frowning_face:

$ /Applications/BlinkStick\ ; exit;
2018-01-30 23:37:57.785 mono[8275:840165] *** WARNING: Method userSpaceScaleFactor in class NSView is deprecated on 10.7 and later. It should not be used in new applications. Use convertRectToBacking: instead.


I have a new PC running 2 Blinkstick Pro’s, Win10x64 + 2.0rc10. 1 is controlling a 5V RGB light setup, and works as expected, but #2 is controlling 3 different WS2812B LED setups with the different channels.

  1. The Blinkstick used to control WS2812 LED’s won’t save the number of LED’s I’ve set in the program, every time I close and reopen the program the settings are back to 64 per channel.
  2. In Settings I have enabled “Turn off all BlinkSticks when exiting application” but when I shutdown my computer the LED’s remain lit until I turn off my computer power supply. This happens when I don’t specifically quit the program but leaving it running in the background and simply shutdown the computer.
  3. My WS2812 controlling BlinkStick doesn’t let me control any other channel besides the R channel. Any settings for G or B simply show up on the R channel. I’ve tried unplugging the LED’s hooked up to the R channel to no success.

I’m not much if any of a programmer/coder, so I was hoping to use this client. I would like to have more options for the WS2812 LED’s like setting individual LED’s in certain colours and doing simple things like rainbow effects or chasing effects with the LED’s, if this is something that can’t be done in the client I guess I’ll need to learn some coding. :frowning: (not that it isn’t a useful skill, just something I don’t have a lot of time to do). Thanks!