I recently updated Mac OS X from El Capitán (I believe) to macOS Mojave 10.14.6.
I also updated my Audacity to 2.3.2.
But now I’m having trouble with Audacity being slow to open, and sometimes it becomes unresponsive. Unresponsive as in the Activity Monitor shows “Not Responsive” for Audacity, and it doesn’t open at all.
I’ve gone to /Application Support/Audacity and removed all the contents of that folder so nothing remained from the older Audacity version that I had previously.
Today Audacity again became unresponsive, so I went to /Application Support/Audacity and removed the /SessionData/ contents, and that seemed to work, but usually the SessionData contents disappear when I shut down Audacity.
The files I’m working with aren’t large, just 3-4 minutes of audio. But the slow loading happens with just opening Audacity, and with opening an Audacity project. Only opening Audacity often goes faster. Opening a project can take up to 30 seconds, and sometimes becomes unresponsive. If it becomes unresponsive, shutting down Audacity/force quit doesn’t seem to help.
I don’t use special plugins or effects, just plain vanilla Audacity.
I tried unchecking VST and other things in Effects > Enable Effects but nothing changed.
Any ideas on how I could speed things up?
Have I forgotten to remove something from my old Audacity setup?