audacity 3.0.2 (also 2.3.2, actually every version of audacity seems to do this)
Windows 10 Pro
ryzen 5 2600 16gb of ram (which is pointless to mention since audacity only can use 4gb anyways)
details: doing literally anything. i could be applying an effect or resampling. as soon as a dialog comes up, audacity acts like there’s an invisible window stealing focus. the cursor freezes to whatever cursor icon it last was regardless of where i move it.
ctrl+scroll also seems to cause it.
no error message (no “not responding” either.)
closing it via the taskbar asks if i want to save, but i can’t click anything on that dialog.
what happens if i try to close.png
nothing is grayed out.
searched everywhere, and everyone’s issues are either dead, or unrelated (they usually have grayed out things (nothing is grayed out for me) or a “not responding” (mine isnt doing that) and none of them match up with my issue. that and theyre usually from ~2008. on linux hosts.)
i’ve tried running a fresh copy of audacity (in this case i ran fresh 2.3.2) and it still happened
i’ve tried restarting and it still happens
this has happened to me a whole month prior on the same hardware, and it seemed to have fixed itself. or something. i have no clue what i did to fix it back then.
File size: fresh project (just imported 3 minutes of red book audio in FLAC) on a nvme ssd (so its not me recording a 9 hour podcast or something onto a 5400rpm hard drive thats running out of space)
i did absolutely nothing special before it started happening, it just did on its own.
It happened yesterday and i was writing this forum post, when it magically started working again when i tried to prove its existence using OBS. Today it randomly started happening again and I caught both a. it working normally a minute prior and b. magically not working after restarting audacity.
(ignore the weeb music)
the bug in action
audacity working fine (i restarted audacity to refresh it since it starts to become slow after using it for a while and usually this fixes it and ive done it plenty before)