Slow Startup

• Dec 30, 2016 - 01:00

Hi, I'm running Musescore 2.0.3 in Windows 8 with 8 GB of RAM. Whenever I try to start the app or open a musescore file, the program takes 30+ minutes to start. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to speed this up? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program and it didn't help. Once I get in, everything works fine and I can open files using the File>Open or File>Open Recent functions and it doesn't take more than a few seconds (normal for my computer).


This may not be your problem, but if heavy-sized soundfonts have been added in the past, they can become default -- loaded during startup -- interrupting quick application initiation. Especially of concern are SFZs with gigabytes of audio data. Just to be safe, when within the program, check the Zerberus tab in the synthesizer for unneeded SFZs, the Fluid tab for SF2s, and then delete them; a score must be loaded or created for the synthesizer to be accessible. Load the smackingly heavy ones only when needed and then unload them before quitting Musescore to bypass their being loaded next time. Still, it shouldn't take thirty minutes unless you're dealing with something rather archaic...

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