Program crash using Musescore with Yosemite

• Nov 7, 2014 - 05:02

I recently downloaded Yosemite into my Mac along with a fresh copy of Musescore 1.3. Musescore worked normally when I worked in Concert Pitch mode, but it crashed repeatedly when I attempted to switch from Concert Pitch mode to Instrumental Pitch mode. Interestingly, when I transferred a copy of the Musescore file to my PC, it worked perfectly in both Concert Pitch mode and Instrumental Pitch mode. Has anyone else reported having this experience with Yosemite? Is there perhaps some incompatibility between Musescore 1.3 and Yosemite? Ned.


I have been running v1.2 for a while as v1.3 kept crashing. However, I have just upgraded to Yosemite v10.10 and Musescore v1.2 crashed when I tried to run it, and every subsequent time. I tried v1.3 and the Beta v2.0 but they crash every time too. I can no longer use Musecore at all.

In reply to by liz.smith.3760

Had you ever installed a Nightly build of 2.0? Even if you don't remember ever doing so, let's go on the assumption that you might have years ago then forgotten. In which case, you need to do a Revert to factory settings in order for more recent builds of 2.0 to run.

Sorry, I cannot be of help regarding issues with 1.2 or 1.3 on Yosemite, except to observe that it seems to work OK for others. I take it you did a search for Yosemite on this forum and that is how you found this thread; did you read through any of the other threads that come up in such a search to see if they provide any insight.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I am 100% certain that I have never installed a Nightly build of 2.0. I did the "Revert to factory settings" anyway, in case the pixies got in and installed it, but it made no difference.

Other people seem to have had some problems with Yosemite, but I can't find a solution that actually works. I re-installed Yosemite then re-installed musescore, but still it crashes on opening.

In case it helps, here is the crash report

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In reply to by liz.smith.3760

@liz.smith.3760 :
Can you please try with a Nightly build ( ) and see if it works? Remember to launch it through a factory reset, just in case :-)
[i.e. in Terminal /Applications/ -F]

In case it still crashes, can you please do the following:
-1- launch mscore in debug mode, i.e. in Terminal /Applications/ -d and, after it crashes, copy the output in the terminal and attach it here to a comment as a txt file
-2- attach the crash report [as a txt file, please :-), for better readability of the thread]

I'm afraid that MuseScore 1.3 will not receive further updates since all efforts are now towards the release of MuseScore 2.0.
Thank you for your help.
Best regards,

In reply to by liz.smith.3760

Ok. The crash report is basically the same as the previous one, and I think it is not directly related to MuseScore.
It seems that the facebook plugin is crashing, and searching in the InterNet, it seems that it is a known problem and, for example, people at Mozilla are disabling the loading of this plugin for Firefox to prevent crash. In principle, MuseScore does not need this plugin at all: I think it gets loaded when MuseScore is trying to load webpages (webpanel widget), thus loading internet-related plugins.
You can try to uninstall the Facebook plugin (which, according to this should not be necessary any more for iPhoto '11) following this:
To go into "Library" folder you can also hold Option button and click the Go Menu in the Finder, and then choose Library. Note that instead of deleting the file starting with "fbplugin" you can move then in a backup folder (for example in your desktop) so that if you notice that you really need the plugin (or if this removal does not really cure the problem) you can easily revert the deletion.

Please let us know if this solved the problem.


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