Recently I updated my OS to Catalina 10.15.6 and unsurprisingly it’s meant I can no longer use the version of ELAN I had previously been using (5.4); however this version has been incredibly unresponsive when trying to align text and add annotations, and is also causing issues with audio playback.
- The shortcut to move the cursor using command + left or command + right doesn’t work at all; re-mapping the shortcuts doesn’t work either.
- The option + N shortcut for adding a new annotation has to be pressed twice for a new annotation to appear, and the first symbol entered into the annotation is ˜ if you type to manually fill in the annotation (if you paste into the new annotation field instead of typing directly, however, the tilde doesn’t appear). My workaround is remapping the shortcut so that it’s not option + N, which works but is still a bit annoying.
- Using “play selection” with shift + space will play the selected audio as well as a small amount of audio after the selection – I can work around the other bugs, but this one is a major issue for aligning annotations as I really need the accuracy.
- Small sections at the start of a selection won’t play when using “play selection” - I haven’t worked out what is required to reproduce this, however.
Some of these issues such as the cursor movement have been present for me in previous releases, which was why I stuck with 5.4 for such a long time, although since upgrading to Catalina this isn’t something I can continue to do. All of the bugs occur without fail with the exception of the audio skipping – I’m yet to narrow down the circumstances that seem to trigger that one, but I thought I’d include it here just in case it was helpful to know.
All of these bugs are annoying in their own way, but the main one that’s causing me major problems is #3 above. If you have any suggestions for how to solve this I’d greatly appreciate it.
If it’s relevant: I had also run into a known issue with ELAN 5.4 that saw the program crashing whenever I tried to use it, but used the solution that was posted in this reply to run the program from Terminal (which I did for the last 18 months, ha!). The link now seems to redirect, but I can provide the code that had been posted if that would be in some way helpful.
Thank you in advance for your help.