Frequent crashes directly after startup or after matching

Symptoms: Papers2 crashes almost 4 out of 5 times when you try to launch it, or very frequently after matching or when you try to register the application

Cause: We have identified that certain 3rd party audio plugins/extensions/components contain bugs that make them incompatible with garbage collected applications like Papers2.

Known troublemakers:

  • Perian 1.2.1 preference pane
  • Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component

Confirmation: To confirm that this is indeed the case try switching off the audio-effects under the general tab in the Papers2 preferences.

Solution: Removing the 3rd party audio plugins/components/extensions should fix the crashes. Alternatively if you really need these components make sure you are using the latest version and/or switch off the audio effects in the Papers2 preferences