Whenever I record system audio such as a Zoom meeting, I always have to roll the roulette in terms of whether I can save or retrieve the document. After recording and when I stop close, theres a 50% chance that everything proceeds fine (I can save, I can export), or theres a 50% chance the program decides to not respond.
When I say not respond, I mean Audacity is still clearly in operation. You can Alt-Tab, when you try to Alt+F4 there is a prompt that warns you to save. But no matter what I do there is literally nothing I can do to interact with the program. Mouse operations are completely ignored, keyboard shortcuts do not work. I am stuck with what is in essence an image of my last operation, but it does not proceed from there.
What makes this infinitely more frustrating is that when I force close and I restart the program, the data is recoverable, but the problem now has a 100% chance of occurring. I.E. The first click after I open the program is the last command the program registers. I literally am stuck on an Export Audio prompt, one button away from being able to obtain my file, but I am stuck with no way to click save or do ANYTHING to interact with the program. My CPU RAM usage is single digit, I have let the program sit for hours, and its still shows as the program is running but that I have absolutely nothing I can do to make the thing work.
I have lost hours and hours of recording because of this. If anyone has a free recommendation for other system audio recording software because of this please let me know