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CakeTalking 8.8 for SONAR 8.5 Technical Support and Tips

CakeTalking for Sonar FAQ

If CakeTalking has been working fine for you and suddenly is not, run ResetSONARToolbars from the submenu of the CakeTalking entry on the Windows Start Menu. Also run CheckWindowsSettings which you will find there. Check our CakeTalking FAQ for solutions for common CakeTalking difficulties.

System Requirements


  • To update your CakeTalking or just to find out whether you have the latest version of CakeTalking 8.8 please use Start | Programs Files | CakeTalking 8.8 | CTWebUpdate.
  • Help with Authorization Problems.
  • To determine if your Windows Display Setting are correct, please use Start | Programs Files | CakeTalking 8.8 | CheckWindowsSettings.
  • Users sometimes change their Windows display settings away from CakeTalking specifications. And even though the display settings may be subsequently returned to CakeTalking specifications, the Display Settings changes may have displaced SONAR's toolbars, leading to impairment of certain CakeTalking features. If you suspect that SONAR toolbars need resetting, you can either reinstall CakeTalking, or just run the ResetSonarToolbars executable found in Start | Programs Files | CakeTalking 8.8 | ResetSonarToolbars.
  • If your Display's color scheme is not in English, you MUST set Control Panel | Regional and Language Options | Regional Options | Standards and formats to your language.
  • If a light-dependent person is available, click here to have him or her check this screen shot against your screen.
  • Using CakeTalking without administrator rights.
  • Miscellaneous Audio Solutions
  • CakeTalking FAQ


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