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 btthpod » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:36 am

Hi. I tried this. When I drag the .icns one to the default icon, audacity automatically appears in the doc and bounces. But I still cannot record. I really need 2.3.3 to work on Catalina and I'm finding nothing that help.
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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by btthpod » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 am

How about instead of 5 pages of workarounds and trial and error and outside links, the developers just jump through whatever hoops Apple needs and we just get things going? I really like Audacity but have to use 2.3.2 on an older Macbook (technically owned by my employer) to do anything with it. I'm lucky I ave that backup but FFS can we just get this to work?

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

Post by steve » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:32 pm

btthpod wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 am
How about instead of 5 pages of workarounds
We published ONE workaround: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=107162
All other workarounds are contributions from Audacity users.
btthpod wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 am
the developers just jump through whatever hoops Apple needs and we just get things going?
The developers have jumped through the hoops, and the next Audacity release will be officially supported by Catalina.
Audacity is developed and supported by a small team of volunteers, who are working hard to get the next version of Audacity ready for public release. If you are impatient, you can build your own version of Audacity 2.4.0 from the source code: https://github.com/audacity/audacity
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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

Post by zcccccc222 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am

I just hope to open in the normal way, not hacks, so please! pass the notarization

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

Post by waxcylinder » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:36 am

zcccccc222 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
I just hope to open in the normal way, not hacks, so please! pass the notarization
And you will be able to when Audacity 2.4.0 is released (probably at the end of April).

I have been QA testing the notarization fix - and it works fine.
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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by zcccccc222 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 am

waxcylinder wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:36 am
zcccccc222 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
I just hope to open in the normal way, not hacks, so please! pass the notarization
And you will be able to when Audacity 2.4.0 is released (probably at the end of April).

I have been QA testing the notarization fix - and it works fine.
End of april... 🤦‍♀️

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

Post by steve » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:19 pm

zcccccc222 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:59 am
End of april... 🤦‍♀️
If you don't want to wait, you can download the source code from here https://github.com/audacity/audacity and build Audacity yourself.
Build instructions for macOS are here: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/bl ... /build.txt
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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by Fenevad » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks so much for this. I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why Audacity would recognize my USB mic but not pick up anything from it when every other app works fine with it. This saved me a ton of effort.

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

Post by jeremiahcooley » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:12 pm

WC I have done everything this forum has said to do yet i still cannot record with my microphone... PLEASE FREAKING HELP ME

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

Post by waxcylinder » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am

jeremiahcooley wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:12 pm
WC I have done everything this forum has said to do yet i still cannot record with my microphone... PLEASE FREAKING HELP ME
2.4.0 should be out on 7 May (if we maintain current schedule): https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Next_Release

The first Release Candidate (for testing which you may want to try_ is scheduled for 12 days time on 19April - keep an eye out for announcements about it on this Forum.

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