Safe Mode is a troubleshooting tools that disables certain convenience behavior in Forte.

To start Forte in Safe Mode, you may start Forte from the "Forte (safe mode)" Start Menu item or hold down the left CTRL key while clicking on the icon.  Forte will automatically ask you if it should start in safe mode if it exited abnormally the previous time it ran.

Safe Mode alters Forte's behavior in the following ways:

  • Disables the automatic crash reporting tools
  • Presents a dialog box to disable some or all plugins during this run.  This is useful if you believe a plugin is causing a problem.  Excluded plugins are replaced with proxies (simulated place holders) during rack load
  • Disabled automatic rack load feature
  • Does not automatically start the audio engine