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Final Cut Pro X: May stop responding at "Restoring the window layout" or open to a gray window

Symptoms

In some cases, Final Cut Pro X may stop responding on launch while "Restoring the window layout," or may open to a completely gray window.

Resolution

To address this issue, remove the Final Cut Pro Layouts folder. Once this folder is removed, Final Cut Pro X will create a new Layouts folder on launch.

Follow the steps for the version of Mac OS X installed on your computer.

On OS X Mountain Lion

  1. In the Finder, hold down the Option key and then choose Library from the Go menu.
  2. In the Library folder that opens, go to Application Support > Final Cut Pro.
  3. Drag the Layouts folder from the Final Cut Pro folder to the Trash.

On OS X Lion

  1. In the Finder, hold down the Option key and choose Library from the Go menu.
  2. In the Library folder that opens, go to Application Support/Final Cut Pro.
  3. Drag the Layouts folder from the Final Cut Pro folder to the Trash.

On Mac OS X Snow Leopard

  1. In Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  2. In the Home folder that opens, go to /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro.
  3. Drag the Layouts folder from the Final Cut Pro folder to the Trash.
Last Modified: Oct 23, 2013
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