17 posts since 13 Nov, 2002, from Wales UK
In the first instance, are the AU plugs in the menu .components or .auinfo?
If the latter, then It may well be that the file path that has been 'remembered' and therefore loads at first, is the file path to the auinfo folder on my hard drive, which of course wont be a vaild file path on yours.
If you click the 'Set Auinfo' folder' button and navigate to your ~/Users/Library/Application Support/VSTShell Preferences/Components folder, you should find things load as expected.
Unfortunately this cannot be set automatically, as it depends on specifying a file path in your user account.
To safeguard against this, the default was meant to be your system library..../Audio/Plug-ins/Components folder, but it looks like that is not happening.
In the second case, are you in Safe Load mode, or if not, are the Load Enable buttons for the slots lit?
The whole Safe Load thing is not yet how I'd like it to be, but without it, preset recall can be dodgy, and that's what folks asked for.
I will look at sorting it out, but in the meantime I think it's largely a matter of thonking of loading aplug as being a two-click process - select in the menu, then click the load button - in fact it may be easier if I just make that the only, option.
Let me know if this helps, and I'll see what I can do if not,