Dongle Crash Handling - Authorization methods

Dear Forum,

I found that a dongle crash leads to freeze Dorico. It seems that the dongle needs a proper connection during your work. So please make sure to connect it directly with the Desktop and such.


Dorico saves a pretty last version of your work. It automatically asks for it. Which is fine.

I know some software which uses Codes only and/or online authorization. Might be a suggestion for steinberg to have a look into it nowadays.

Maybe there are ways to handle the situation after the dongle crash more properly from my side though.
Please let me know…


Steinberg have been “looking at” this problem for a number of years, and have promised a new solution. Unfortunately it’s out of the hands of the Dorico team.