How to disable MacOS Help Topics in Cubase

When using the help menu to find different functions in Cubase (or PLE presets, or macros, etc), the MacOS Help Topics feature slows down the search process for a little time, forcing the user to wait a second before using the down arrow key (to navigate to the function that he/she searched for).

Here’s what to do if you don’t need macOS help topics in Cubase:

  1. Go to /Applications.
  2. Right-click on and choose Show Package Contents.
  3. Double-click the Contents folder.
  4. Look for the file named Info.plist and open it in a text editor.
  5. Copy the following code and execute the paste command while the cursor is blinking on a separate line (line that is located before the last </dict> tag). Take note that there are multiple </dict> tags in the Info.plist file.
  1. Save the file.
  2. Restart Cubase.
  3. Enjoy!

Unfortunately, when the computer is restarted, Cubase will fail to launch. To solve the issue, you have to reverse the process (bring back the Info.plist to its original state) and then start Cubase. Then, if you want the Help Topics disabled, do the steps again…