Audacity does not start or does not respond

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Audacity does not start or does not respond

Post by giopik » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:18 am

Hi all,

I've recently downloaded 2.0 in my mac mini core 2 duo 1,83 ghz 2MB ram

I've mounted the .dmg and i've copied it the folder in my apps.

I've launched the program and after 60 seconds the icon stay in dock firmly but i could access to te application only the first time.

after some test I quit the program and after that I cannot access to the program ( the icon is in the dock but does not respond....)

Can someone help me?

thank you in advance


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Re: Audacity does not start or does not respond

Post by billw58 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:42 pm

Inside the Audacity folder, create a folder called "Portable Settings".
Using TextEdit, create a file with exactly this content:

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Save this file in the Portable Settings folder as "audacity.cfg".

Now try starting Audacity.

-- Bill

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