everytime i click on the bar above the program to start a new project it crashes
Sorry to hear that. Perhaps you ought to provide some information for diagnostic purposes:
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early 2011 macbook pro http://support.apple.com/kb/sp619 look here for my specs. i am also running the latest version of mountain lion and of after effects
Seems to be a frequent problem. You're not the first to report this. No idea about a solution. Probably a bug that only Apple can fix.
Thanks can you report this to apple to fix
Um, you're the one with the Mac AND the problem...
...should we tuck you in at bedtime tonight, too?