How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by DVDdoug » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:42 pm

This page says they're shooting for May 11th.

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by Millsoid » Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm

the terminal workaround no longer works.
Neither does the automator one.
Please deliver the new audacity soon, none of us really want to go to another software, yours is great!

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by SupremeOverlord » Sat May 02, 2020 5:00 am

I am running Catalina 10.15.4 and Audacity 2.3.3. I have been using this little AppleScript to run Audacity and use the microphone. I like the 'put it in the Dock solution presented here a lot! This script just activates Audacity, waits for it close and then closes the Terminal windows. Cheap and dirty, sorry about that. I needed something quickly and my OS X skills are pretty 'thin'. I didn't see the solution above until now. noob I guess.

R.

tell application "Terminal" to activate
tell application "System Events" to keystroke "open /Applications/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity
"
delay 5
tell application "System Events"
repeat until (get name of every application process contains "Audacity") is not true
delay 10
end repeat
end tell
tell application "Terminal" to quit

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by mischa308 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:20 pm

I have just found and installed the newest version of Audacity 2.4.1, that con be downloaded from
https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html
The site ist linked by audacity team.org, so it should be safe.
There ist a pop up window when first started, where you allow the App to use the Microphone.
Easy does it....
On the German Site audacity.de, 2.3.3 ist still offered as the latest. Hopefully they, too will come "up to date".

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by steve » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:12 pm

mischa308 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:20 pm
On the German Site audacity.de, 2.3.3 ist still offered as the latest
That site is DANGEROUS.
They distribute viruses and other malware.
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