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


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.


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.

  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.
Last Modified: Apr 16, 2014
  • Last Modified: Apr 16, 2014
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