Having just had Dorico crash with no warning and lose me a good 6-7 hours of work for the second time this week, I have a couple of questions. I realize of course that this could have been prevented by me saving as I go, but I’ve recently switched from the Mac version, in which I never saw the tiniest glimmer of instability. I suppose I’m not used to the Windows ‘way’ yet. Both crashes, by the way, were caused by doing seemingly innocuous things: the first was adding a clef change overtop of an existing one (without deleting the existing one first), and today’s was adding a double barline (I couldn’t see anything worth noting about the place I was adding it—just an area of empty measures).
is there anything I can do to make Dorico run more stably on my computer? This computer is physically less than a month old, and the OS has only been installed for around three weeks. I really don’t have much of a clue yet on the troubleshooting side of Windows, other than the seemingly all-fixing ‘try running the program as administrator’, which I’m trying now.
is this instability something to do with the recent update? I had used Dorico mostly before the chord symbols update before, so maybe it’s now equally unstable on Mac and I just haven’t experienced it.
Any advice or things I could try to stop this happening would be welcome, because as annoying as it is and as rigorously as I’ll remind myself to save as I go for the next few days, I’ll probably soon start forgetting again and be once again vulnerable.