Just in case, for users who often get error messages while starting Dorico and are using the OLD (longer, ca. 4cm) USB-elicenser, I want to share my experiences here with changing to the NEW (shorter, ca 2cm) USB-elicenser. My computer is an iMac i7 early 2011 running macOS 10.13.6
With Dorico 1 there were few, but with Dorico 2 there where more and more cases with USB-elicenser related error messages, mostly when starting the program but also when waking up the computer from sleeping mode.
Dorico 3 brought a 50/50 lottery chance that Dorico would start hassle free. Half of the time I had to force quit Dorico or the elicenser-control-center and restart the computer to get to work.
Unfortunately, I do not remember where I read the information but one user here or on FB reported that the old USB-elicenser doesn’t work well with Dorico. I did not know if that was true but fortunately I gave it a try.
The first thing I noticed was that Dorico starts up MUCH quicker and without this thinking break “should I or should i not start”. It’s one months now that I use the new USB-key and starting Dorico is hassle free now, no USB-elicenser related error messages since!
As I said, just in case…