Unable to upload Service account JSON file on Mac Desktop App

Using the Mac Desktop App:

  1. Go to 'Settings -> Admin -> Add Database'
  2. Select BigQuery for Database type
  3. Add a name and dataset ID
  4. Click 'Select a file' button

When I click the 'Select a file' button, nothing happens. When I hover over the button, the border turns blue, but clicking doesn't change the state of the button or bring up an upload modal.

Also, the button UI looks a little strange.

How do I fix this?

"browser-info": {
"language": "en-us",
"platform": "MacIntel",
"userAgent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko)",
"vendor": "Apple Computer, Inc."
"system-info": {
"file.encoding": "UTF-8",
"java.runtime.name": "OpenJDK Runtime Environment",
"java.runtime.version": "11.0.7+9-202002041938",
"java.vendor": "AdoptOpenJDK",
"java.vendor.url": "https://adoptopenjdk.net/",
"java.version": "11.0.7",
"java.vm.name": "OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM",
"java.vm.version": "11.0.7+9-202002041938",
"os.name": "Mac OS X",
"os.version": "10.16",
"user.language": "en",
"user.timezone": "America/Los_Angeles"
"metabase-info": {
"databases": [
"hosting-env": "osx",
"application-database": "h2",
"application-database-details": {
"database": {
"name": "H2",
"version": "1.4.197 (2018-03-18)"
"jdbc-driver": {
"name": "H2 JDBC Driver",
"version": "1.4.197 (2018-03-18)"
"run-mode": "prod",
"version": {
"date": "2021-09-21",
"tag": "v0.40.5",
"branch": "release-x.40.x",
"hash": "042a36e"
"settings": {
"report-timezone": null


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Hi Howard, this might be an issue with the way the Mac App renders the page. I strongly recommend that you delete the Mac App and start again with a Metabase server running through Docker or the JAR file, as we're discontinuing the Mac App because of these kinds of things.

@howardwkim You are seeing this issue:

If I may suggest, try another browser. I had the same issue using Chrome on Mac but it worked on Safari.

@jsaadani It's time to move away from the Mac App. This is the last major version: