Since updating the OS, I’ve noticed that Audacity is “jerky” when selecting parts of an audio track to edit (dialogue in a podcast). For example, If I were to drop the cursor at the end of the sentence, holding down the left mouse button and dragging the cursor to the left, to get to the beginning of the sentence, the “highlight” lags behind and won’t completely follow the cursor until I’ve let off the left mouse button.
This may be a Sonoma issue. I am using a Kensington Expert Mouse (trackball) with the latest Kensington driver.
Hi, I have the same issue on MacBook Pro (Sonoma), but ticking or unticking the snap box doesn’t make any difference. When I drag my cursor to highlight an edit region to cut, the highlighted section on that region stops about 1cm behind my mouse cursor. The slower I move my mouse, the more the highlighting lags behind. Oddly, the Timeline bar, above the track, accurately shows my cursor position and movement all the time (shows a dark grey highlight above the track). The edit cut will still happen where my cursor is, but it just makes it really difficult to see exactly where you’re going to cut - because it sits just outside the highlighted region. This never happened before on my PC, only when using Audacity on a Mac for the first time (I installed the Mac version avoiding .dng). Any ideas how to solve this? Many thanks! Mark
Apart from the known check for update fault, I have this problem as well. I can no longer highlight the waveform accurately by selecting a section of it. The highlighted area stops despite me moving the mouse further to select more of the area I require. I have not changed any configuration settings.
Anyway, we have a pretty good idea what’s happening here: Audacity still targets MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks as a built target. This is necessary for Audacity to work on MacOS at all at the moment. And it seems like Apple introduced a bug in how they handle apps “made for” 10.9, which causes this behavior.
We’ll try to find a workaround for Apple’s bug, but we can’t promise anything at the moment.
I remember updating my OS and it basically broke Audacity. You used to be able to check a box in the info page in the App which said something like open in low resolution. That disappeared and the cursor moved con jerks. Had to take my imac to a shop and get the system downgraded.