# Add-on list not showing up

I really have no idea what is going on with this. I’ve been using Blender since 2013 so I am pretty well used to the interface. Please give helpful answers if you have any. Basically I opened the Preferences window and went to the Add-on tab and I got this. As you can see there is no list of standard add-ons

• Can you check if there are any error written to the console/terminal? Does it help when you start Blender from the command line using the --factory-startup flag? – rjg Sep 1 at 20:14
• There are no errors anywhere. I’ve never done the command line thing. I’ll give it a shot. – Foxxpix Sep 3 at 3:54
• I'm not sure how to do this on a MAC. – Foxxpix Sep 6 at 4:28
• Open a terminal and write the full path to blender in case you don't have an alias set (blender.stackexchange.com/questions/102860/…) then behind the path put the flag from my last comment and press enter. – rjg Sep 6 at 7:21