3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2013 12:41 AM by tim71725084
madtheory Level 1 (0 points)

I noticed this a few weeks ago after changing around some of my MIDI hardware, and it's still there in 10.6.8. I position the icons to represent the location of the actual equipment in the studio. When I quit and relaunch Audio MIDI setup, the icons get re arranged. This is a new behaviour, and it's not good.


They seem to get arranged in the order in which the "Device" was created, i.e. oldest on the left, newest on the right. It is also a very cluttered arrangement; it's hard to see where everything is. I have 9 MIDI devices and 3 MIDI interfaces, so it gets awkward.


I've seen discussions about this issue elsewhere, but nothing here. Hopefully this will bring it to the engineers' attention...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • dan_phillips Level 1 (15 points)

    I have a relatively large number of MIDI devices, and I encountered this as well. It seems to be a problem with using Audio MIDI Setup in the default 64-bit mode. The fix is to configure it to run as a 32-bit application instead. You can do this by selecting the app in the Finder, doing Get Info, and enabling the "Open in 32-bit mode" check-box. This solved the problem for me; icon positions are now remembered correctly. Perhaps this has been fixed in Lion?

  • madtheory Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Dan, I will try that. I'm not changing to Lion for a while until I'm sure it's bug free for music and video.

  • tim71725084 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the tip, this has helped me sort the same annoying issue