Audacity lagging on new iMac [SOLVED]

Ive installed Audacity on my new iMac 10.15.6 and its really slow … everything is lagging, the editing, playback and so on - I don’t know what to do! Help!

Does your iMac have a 30-bit display? Do Apple menu > About this Mac, then click “System Report”, then click on “Graphics/Displays” in the list on the left. If “Framebuffer depth” says “30-bit Color” then the following may help.

Right-click on the Audacity application icon and choose “Get Info”. In the Get Info window, check “Open in Low Resolution”.

– Bill

This works a treat! :slight_smile: Perfect solution! Thank you so much - much happier here! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

YYEEESSSS!!! This is exactly what the problem was!! THANK YOOUUU!!! :smiley: :smiley: :mrgreen:

Oh thanks so much. That has worked wonders

This looks like a great fix BUT when I right click on the Audacity icon in Finder and I go to Get Info, I do not see the option Open in Low Resolution.
I am on OS Monterrey 12.2.1 Retina display. Has the option moved to some other place?

I since updated to OS 12.5, uninstalled Audacity, and I reinstalled it. Still the option to open in Low Resolution is not listed in the Audacity Info screen. I asked Apple Support, and they say it is something that the App developers have to add.

Was it removed as an option for 3.1.3? Or is there a setting on Mac that makes the option appear?

Apple removed the option in Monterey, but you can still enable it by manually editing the “Info.plist”. See this post:

BINGO! That fixed it. Thank you so much!!!

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