Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Help for Audacity on macOS.
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Re: Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Post by steve » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:05 pm

On my late 2014 Mac Mini, the forward slash character "/" is the file path separator.
"08/Jun/20" means that "20" is in the folder "Jun" which is in the folder "08".
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Re: Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Post by steve » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 pm

PacoBelan wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:12 pm
I am at this point mostly interested in being able to keep Audacity in the dock and not having it become a question mark after every reboot.
Did you follow these instructions to install Audacity? https://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/
(scroll down the page to "Installation of Audacity" and dismiss the prompt to download Audacity again)
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Re: Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Post by kozikowski » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:41 pm

You have a lot of the symptoms of not having actually installed Audacity.

The newer systems make this a lot more obvious. Double click the .dmg file.

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Grab the Audacity graphic and drag it to the Application graphic. It goes to work in the background shuffling the support files around making the program "official." Then you can drag the app to the dock and it should stay there.

I'm trying to remember how we used to do it before that graphic. We had to dig down into the Mac system and it was prone to errors because there were two paths that looked the same but only one worked.
I can have more than one project open at the same time in separate windows
That's not the best idea. It's not as stable as working entirely inside one Project. You could get into trouble if you closed, saved, or exported in the wrong order. I forget the spells, but they're not good spells. "Audacity froze up and now my show won't open!!"

Slash marks have bad juju, too. Today is 2021-06-08, not 6/8/21.

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Re: Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Post by steve » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:05 am

PacoBelan wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:57 pm
issue got solvedd
What fixed it?
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Re: Troubles with Audacity and new Macbook Pro and High Sierra.

Post by steve » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:12 am

steve wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:05 am
What fixed it?
This did: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=97592
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