Vuo version: 

OS version: 

  • macOS 10.15

How severely does this bug affect you?: 

●○○○ — Not much; I'm just letting you know about it.

Steps causing the bug to occur: 

  1. Haven't been able to identify some common factor that causes it.

Have you found a workaround?: 

Right mouse click on the dock icon.

Other notes: 

Just started using version 2.2 for a project. Twice today the Quit and About Vuo menu items are disabled. The composition is not running. Closing edit window doesn't help.


I just had this happen as

MartinusMagneson's picture
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I just had this happen as well (Vuo 2.2). Paul is the composition in question stored in your user modules folder?

I noticed this happened as i loaded up Vuo and were about to continue with a composition since it wouldn't fetch data. Trying to restart Vuo the Quit option was disabled until I stopped the composition and closed the editor window. I haven't been able to reproduce this behaviour since this one instance. The computer had before this gone to sleep due to an empty battery, but Vuo was not running at the time.

What's more, fetch data still wasn't working after re-adding the file path and restarting Vuo, and still not after rebooting the computer going through the same steps. Rebuilding the composition behaved as expected so I stored the new one to compare composition files. I then noticed I somehow had managed to save it to the user modules folder. Moving the composition to the desktop made it work as expected, moving it back to the user modules folder broke the fetch data node again (after re-adding the file path).

Not sure if the two are related, or if it requires a complex sleep, start, stop procedure that in some way happened at the same time. There is at least something wonky going on with the user modules folder though.

I did have a local Modules

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I did have a local Modules directory I was using for sub-compositions that I was working on at the same time. But a quick play now and I wasn't able to replicate the problem ... except Vuo did just now crash. I have been always on mains power for the dead battery option above isn't occuring for me.

I will have to double check

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I will have to double check (not at a mac atm), but I'm pretty sure I deleted the input string and dragged the file in again to check for file placement issues after closing the file and re-opening from the modules folder. It might be that the parent folder location isn't updated though (linking to desktop instead of /user modules), but I can't quite understand how that would function conceptually.


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We identified a problem where the Vuo > Quit Vuo menu item would disappear upon closing all open editor windows. Is that when you've experienced the problem?