Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of OS X you are using, the exact three-section version of Audacity from Audacity > About Audacity and whether you obtained the .dmg installer or the zip.

Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Permanent link to this post Posted by Agote » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:32 pm

Hi,
Audacity froze while I was working on it. I feel it didn't crash because I can still navigate the menus, but all options are grayed and I can't access anything. Looks like the software is locked ... At the bottom of the window it's writted "stopped" ...
Anyway I don't know what to do, I'm afraid to loose all my work.
Still, I can use normally the rest of the computer.
If anyone has an idea to solve my problem it would be great!
Thank you and sorry for my horrible English, hope you'll understand anyway.
See u
Agote
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:05 pm

Before you do anything else, try moving the windows around in case there is a dialog window open somewhere (perhaps hidden behind another window, or perhaps minimised), waiting for you to enter a response.
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
steve
Site Admin
 
Posts: 45328
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:43 am
Operating System: Linux *buntu

Re: Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:51 pm

I feel it didn't crash because I can still navigate the menus, but all options are grayed

Are you in Pause? Press the P key and see if everything comes back to life.

Koz
kozikowski
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 38445
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:57 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Operating System: OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Re: Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Permanent link to this post Posted by Agote » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:22 pm

steve wrote:Before you do anything else, try moving the windows around in case there is a dialog window open somewhere (perhaps hidden behind another window, or perhaps minimised), waiting for you to enter a response.


It seams like there with other window open around (like a setting one somewhere) but i can't find it...

kozikowski wrote:Are you in Pause? Press the P key and see if everything comes back to life.


I did try but doesn't work :(

Thanks for yours answers !
Agote
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Audacity froze, i can't record, i can't close it ...

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:35 pm

Try clicking the yellow "minimize" button at the upper left of the Audacity project window. That should expose any modal dialogs.
-- Bill
billw58
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 3574
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 am
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)


Return to Mac OS X



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], xanadukr and 2 guests