Audacity not opening cleanly in OSX 10.11.1 Beta-with a CLUE

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Re: Audacity not opening cleanly in OSX 10.11.1 Beta-with a

Permanent link to this post Posted by wfried » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello,

Similar to other users on this thread, when I launch Audacity in MacOS 10.13.1 High Sierra (same thing happened in Sierra), each time it opens I see an error that says:
"The application "Audacity" can't be opened."

I am launching it by pressing cmd-space and typing "Audacity" and pressing return.

I tried the instruction to reset the database by Cyrano and ran:
"/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user ; killall Dock"

I then logged out of MacOS and logged back in, but this did not help.

I also tried deleting the file "~/Library/Application Support/audacity/audacity.cfg" and relaunching Audacity but it did not help.

Note the app does open and run when I launch it, it just shows the error message as well. So this is annoying but doesn't stop me from using Audacity.
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Re: Audacity not opening cleanly in OSX 10.11.1 Beta-with a

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:46 pm

wfried wrote:Similar to other users on this thread

Not very similar. You have a more recent operating system, and (I hope) a much more recent version of Audacity.

wfried wrote:ach time it opens I see an error that says:
"The application "Audacity" can't be opened."

Is that all that it says? No reason why it can't be opened?

wfried wrote:Note the app does open and run when I launch it, it just shows the error message as well

That doesn't seem to make much sense. Have I got this right, the operating system says that it can't open Audacity, and then it opens Audacity?
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Re: Audacity not opening cleanly in OSX 10.11.1 Beta-with a

Permanent link to this post Posted by wfried » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm

Yes, that was the experience. Your comment about version made me check for an update, and upgrading from 2.1.3 to 2.2.0 fixed the problem!
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Re: Audacity not opening cleanly in OSX 10.11.1 Beta-with a

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:52 pm

wfried wrote:Your comment about version made me check for an update, and upgrading from 2.1.3 to 2.2.0 fixed the problem!

Good news :)

I'll close this topic now as it's a year old.
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