I’m on 6 year old macbook, running OSX 10.6.8, Snow Leopard, and up til a couple of days ago, I had no problems with Audacity. I am running the latest version. For the last several days, Audacity when launched will give me the spinning beach ball of candy, then stop. When I look at the “force close” window, it shows that the application has stopped responding. Now, I did have an issue in GarageBand and a outdated/corrupt plugin which was fixed, and I thought that the same plugin was causing the issue. Nope. So, I deleted, downgraded, same thing. deleted the earlier version, reinstalled the current, still it stops responding. deleted, installed on an 8 gig thumbdrive, same thing.