I am using OS X 10.9.5 and Audacity 2.1.2. I obtained the .dmg installer.
I was putting some finishing touches on a 6 minute long podcast and highlighted a short portion at the end of a track to amplify when Audacity froze.
It makes the error sound whenever I click anything now (I have clicked everything to test this). A part of the toolbar (the part where you can select/magnify) has separated from the application, so I can drag the application around my screen but that part of the toolbar doesn’t go with it. There is no spinning beach ball and when I right-click on the Audacity icon in my doc, it doesn’t say that the application is not responding, but it is definitely frozen. It says stopped in the bottom left hand corner, and when I press or hover over buttons it acknowledges that I have done so at the bottom.
I haven’t saved any of my work at any point while working on this podcast because when I tried to, Audacity told me to make a new project, which confused me. I realize I should have saved it at some point in some form, but I was a fool and this is my first time using Audacity.
Do you know what will happen if I quit Audacity? Will I lose everything? Is there any way to un-freeze Audacity without quitting the application? I don’t have Time Machine. Is there any way to get to my podcast? Any help would be much appreciated.