open composition WITHOUT auto run

volkerk's picture

hi I managed to make a change in a comp which causes QC to crash every time i try to run it. I know where the problem is (in math expression patch), BUT when I open the comp it auto runs the viewer and QC crashes. That leaves me no chance to correct the error. Any ideas? thx, v.

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: open composition WITHOUT auto run

Zip the composition...throwaway, or hide the one that keeps opening.

Then, when QC opens, hit preferences and choose "at application startup"=do nothing, and more importantly "when opening a composition"'=show only editor.

Hopefully zipping up/removing that file so that it won't open for you on start onetime, doesn't foul stuff up in QC4. I know it used to work (pretty darn sure at least).

The first or second thing I do whenever I install QC is turn off that option for the Viewer to run when you open a composition. It's an ill-considered default, I think.

Wherever the application pref plist file is, can be manipulated by opening it up and changing that auto-viewer option manually... that will work without any of the other hijinx of hiding your file and stuff. If you're familiar with doing stuff that way, it might be easiest.

volkerk's picture
Re: open composition WITHOUT auto run

thanks. zipping wasn't necessary, but the preferences setting "show only editor" worked v.