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*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2636 2636] - No thousands separator in Spectral Selection toolbar
*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2636 2636] - No thousands separator in Spectral Selection toolbar
*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2644 2644] - Clearing the entries in Extended Import leaves behind a residual list of file formats
*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2644 2644] - Clearing the entries in Extended Import leaves behind a residual list of file formats
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2512 2512] - Recording a saved project onto a full disk causes project loss
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2514 2514] - Applying effects that would fill up a disk loses the project with no recovery available
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2530 2530] - When a recording fills a disk the project cannot be saved
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2531 2531] - Compaction - long pause with no progress dialog
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2535 2535] - Audacity fails to build on 32-bit Linux
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2536 2536] - Mac: Crash when project rate is 32000 and any track is at a rate other than 32000
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2537 2537] - Data loss use case with copy/paste and compaction
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2540 2540] - No low disk space warning on startup
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2542 2542] - Following a crash discarding the offered recovery and opening previously saved version results in "recovery"
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2546 2546] - Recording onto a nearly full disk results in two error messages re "disk full"
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2550 2550] - Disk full: saving an unsaved project to a different disk leaves WAL and SHM files behind
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2551 2551] - Silent blocks are not seen as silent by Nyquist (and cause Audacity to crash)
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2555 2555] - Spectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment resets Spectrogram prefs
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2569 2569] - aup file with aliased data fails for aup3
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2570 2570] - Compressed or Lossless copies of projects from 2.4.2 cannot be opened in 3.0.0
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2575 2575] - Recording to a FAT32 drive fails at around 3h20m with no error message and project corrupted
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2576 2576] - Win & Mac: FAT formatted disks can readily run out of space with multiple edits - wrong error message can be displayed
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2579 2579] - Exiting Audacity after edits and compaction results in a corrupted previously saved project
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2586 2586] - Envelopes are not imported from AUP projects
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2590 2590] - Compact Project does not free up any space (it used to)
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2591 2591] - Disk full on NTFS or APFS formatted drives causes Audacity to hang
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2594 2594] - Backup project fails with unsaved project - sometimes fails with saved project
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2602 2602] - Windows: When using a FAT/FAT32 drive for recording the Status Bar message can be inaccurate
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2615 2602] - Mac: Audacity crashes on launch
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2603 2603] - Backing up a >4GB project to a FAT drive fails with an incorrect misleading error message
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2604 2604] - Saving a 4 hour stereo chirp to FAT fails and with an inappropriate error message
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2609 2609] - Save Project when disk is full gives a second disk-full message
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2624 2624] - Win: large projects saved to slow USB drive when aborted yield error on reopening
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2626 2626] - Mac: Temporary files directory on exFAT makes Audacity fail at launch
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2627 2627] - Win: FAT/FAT32 used after exFAT for Temporary files wrongly work
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2628 2628] - Linux: FAT/FAT32 drives can wrongly have projects saved to them
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2631 2631] - Silent crash during "discard selected" processing from Recovery dialog
*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2655 2655] - Import Audio command can import open projects and can import a project into itself
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2529 2529] - Data loss on small drive generating large track, closing without saving changes, then reopening
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2545 2545] - Changing the temporary directory results in a false Recovery dialog
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2554 2554] - Win & Linux: Spectrogram view, changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment prevents reversion to Frequencies algorithm
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2556 2556] - Spectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment changes view to Grayscale and Period
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2567 2567] - Linux: Batch processing may fail - unable to read a file in 'temp'
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2574 2574] - Windows: Checkpointing occurs when exiting a never-saved project
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2589 2589] - Removing Envelope points sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2599 2599] - -wal and -shm files not cleaned up in all cases
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2605 2605] - After "Save Project As", opening the original project results in a spurious recovery dialog
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2610 2610] - Backup Project only fails when it has actually run out of disk space (unlike Save Project)
*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2621 2621] -  Windows: the use of exFAT formatted dives is prohibited for saves and temp directory
*P3 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2553 2553] - Clip left/right commands can cause crash
*P3 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2541 2541] - Mac: When a recording fills a disk many dropouts are labelled beyond the audio
*P3 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2577 2577] - Multi-project: disk-full while recording while multiple other projects open gives 2 messages
*P3 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2632 2632] - Original project isn't compacted when doing Save As
*P3 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2650 2650] - Virgin launch fails with no pluginregistry.cfg file created
*P4 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2538 2538] - Space efficiency of 16 bit .aup format is lost on import to .aup3
*P4 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2592 2592] - Temporary directory not cleaned up at window close or exit after changing it in Preferences
*P4 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2638 2638] - Unnecessary Checkpointing (Slow)
*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2533 2533] - Extreme space inefficiency importing silence from an AUP file
*P5 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2543 2543] - Enh: Project Items are not ticked by default in Project Recovery Dialog

Revision as of 14:13, 16 February 2021


Peter 18Jul16: This is a page to act as a workbench for my testing on W10 and macOS.

Some DEVEL FIXMADE bugs get "parked" by me as they involve downloading plug-ins from sites I know nothing about - I am not prepared to risk that.

See the Talk page for bugs resolved in earlier releases.


  • P4 1441 - Mac: Imported file names containing '/' or "\" change the slash to ':' in the trackname (and in the project window header)



Devel Fix-Made


Parked - because I don't have the wherewithal to test these


To be tested


What's to be done about this/these

  • P2 2437 - Mac: "Open with" fails when Audacity is running - OK on my Big Sur Mac and Cliff's Mojave Mac - fails on Bill's Catalina Mac
  • P5 866 - FFmpeg: Audacity rejects FFmpeg in PATH/doesn't search PATH if invalid libs are in FFmpeg path - I don't want to mess with my FFmpeg config
  • P3 1572 - Dither not applied when exporting 24-bit WAV from 32-bit float

The Bugs tested so far on Windows and that look to be good to go so far on W10 - still to be tested on macOS and Linux


The Bugs to be tested on macOS


The Bugs tested so far on Mac and that look to be good to go so far on macOS still to be tested on Windows and Linux


The Bugs tested so far and that look to be good to go so far on W10 and macOS still to be tested on Linux

  • P3 761 - Linux: VST presets correct extension no longer offered in file name/no longer added if omitted
  • P4 1693 - Time selection issues in Selection Toolbar
  • P4 2432 - Linux/Mac: Bad placement of '?' (help) Icon


Archive this list to the Talk page on release.


  • P1 208 - Some effects (including equalization effects) delete Envelope Control Points, or do not move them when timeline changes
  • P1 2367 - Change Pitch effect may create spurious clip at end
  • P1 2492 - Linux: Crash when applying or previewing Sliding Stretch effect on stereo track
  • P1 2544 - "Editing a clip can move other clips" turned off can cause corruption when copying and pasting audio
  • P1 2557 - Spectrogram settings: setting Zero Padding before selecting algorithm Pitch(EAC) can cause a crash.
  • P1 2566 - Spectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) turns off "Enable Spectral Selection"
  • P1 2597 - Freeze / crash on record to new / append record
  • P1 2630 - A project saved with an imported MP3 with Unicode metadata cannot be opened
  • P1 2656 - Cannot horizontal scroll when paused in Play-at-Speed


  • P2 266 - Set track Sample Format lacks progress dialog
  • P2 1300 - Mac: COMMAND + V paste limitations in standard file save dialogs
  • P2 1579 - Mac: Cut/Copy from file save dialogs using shortcuts does not work
  • P2 1927 - Help > Generate Support Data has very confusing behavior
  • P2 1986 - Linux: Unwanted messages in console
  • P2 2187 - No error/warning message when using a missing aliased audio file
  • P2 2212 - Mac: Keyboard tabbing in Timer Record stuck in left hand panel
  • P2 2296 - There is no Import or Export for Macros
  • P2 2464 - Cannot drag just the selected audio and label with Time Shift Tool
  • P2 2472 - Windows: Initial dropout when recording
  • P2 2473 - Linux: Numbers on meters have opaque backgrounds
  • P2 2480 - Vertical Scale dB does not update when Meter range is changed in Prefs
  • P2 2487 - Playback meters do not respond during preview of non-real-time effects
  • P2 2491 - Reset Configuration does not reset Extended Import preferences
  • P2 2494 - Mac: Copy and Paste issues with label text
  • P2 2496 - Label edit typing prepends selected text rather than replacing it
  • P2 2490 - With an empty rules list in "Extended Import" prefs - Left or Right arrow crashes Audacity
  • P2 2500 - "EQ XML to TXT Converter" fails on CRLF line endings
  • P2 2509 - Filter curve and Graphic EQ help links are broken in release version
  • P2 2513 - Importing a file into a disk that is nearly full gives unhelpful error message
  • P2 2515 - Exporting to a disk with insufficient space gives messages that are not user-friendly or helpful
  • P2 2517 - Mix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate
  • P2 2526 - Mac: multi-projects inhibit label text creation
  • P2 2527 - Reset Configuration does not reset Project rate or selection timers
  • P2 2539 - No "?" help button on disk full error message(s)
  • P2 2573 - High / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz
  • P2 2581 - Inconsistent behavior when pasting and not enough room
  • P2 2588 - Split / Join sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track
  • P2 2593 - Play-at-Speed does not play unless you have used normal Play first
  • P2 2607 - Format setting of Wave tracks does not persist
  • P2 2613 - Selection bar sample display incorrectly in German
  • P2 2616 - Labelled Audio Cut and Delete disabled by Sync-Lock
  • P2 2617 - Audacity not responding after switching to Envelope tool
  • P2 2642 - Metadata Editor: Cut and paste does not work properly
  • P2 2659 - Number separators are wrong in the German locale


  • P3 119 - Linux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected
  • P3 624 - Keyboard Preferences: No check on importing XML file for duplicated bindings
  • P3 666 - Mac: Cannot "Open" audio files named with "\" using File>Open
  • P3 120 - Linux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save
  • P3 852 - Noise Reduction preview failure when track rate is different from project rate
  • P3 1263 - Build up of aud***.tmp files in Roaming->Audacity if audacity.cfg is locked read-only
  • P3 1264 - Writing to locked audacity.cfg not reported to user
  • P3 1518 - Mac: Selection invisible or in wrong control in generators, effects and analyzers
  • P3 1592 - Sound Activated Recording fails when recording meter disabled
  • P3 1606 - Linux: High Res: Plot Spectrum too tall and mostly off the bottom of the monitor
  • P3 1686 - Equalization effects ignore and remove any amplitude envelope
  • P3 1797 - Scrub/seek fails to produce sound output on projects longer than 13.5 hours
  • P3 1901 - Status bar message does not update when Recording or Playback sliders are moved
  • P3 2012 - Nyquist plug-in translations broken when string includes format specifiers
  • P3 2083 - Labels Editor has confusing selection interface - can cause wrong labels to be deleted
  • P3 2109 - Incorrect mute button behaviour when importing into project with soloed track
  • P3 2120 - Spectral Selection Toolbar can be truncated when undocked
  • P3 2135 - Audacity crashes if launched with a locked pluginregistry.cfg file
  • P3 2143 - Effects fail silently (and with buildup of .tmp files) when pluginsettings.cfg is locked
  • P3 2186 - No scrolling during Loop Play
  • P3 2209 - Nyquist: Audacity crashes when running seq-write-smf
  • P3 2217 - Metadata: When exporting to FLAC the "Comment" field is ignored and not exported with the audio file
  • P3 2295 - ENH: cannot add a comment in a Macro with Audacity
  • P3 2366 - Macros: Run does "Select All" ignoring setting in Tracks Behaviors Preferences
  • P3 2377 - Mac: Label editor - Ctrl +Tab does not transfer focus to the action buttons
  • P3 2417 - Mac: Metadata - Impossible to select a genre from list
  • P3 2422 - Append Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track
  • P3 2435 - Some menu commands grayed out when playback paused
  • P3 2438 - Mac: New labels don't have focus if multiple projects opened at same time
  • P3 2445 - Cryptic, unhelpful, error message when importing malformed MP3 file
  • P3 2446 - ENH: ultra-wide toolbars (Play-at-Speed & Mixer) with reticules and no numbers look far too sparse
  • P3 2460 - Enh: Can't select "Multi-view" as default view mode in Tracks preferences
  • P3 2483 - Meter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play
  • P3 2485 - Opus files may not show in Import browser
  • P3 2493 - No command for setting Multi-view
  • P3 2498 - Loudness Normalization always displays LUFS on launch
  • P3 2499 - Macros: applying Macro to project always sets first track as focus
  • P3 2501 - Undo for label edit results in a blank label
  • P3 2502 - Nyquist: Progress bar may not work when generating Rhythm Track
  • P3 2505 - ENH: Default Save location stuck at last used by previous installed version
  • P3 2507 - Nyquist fails if track or project name contains quotes
  • P3 2510 - Mac: Drag&Drop of a project file onto Audacity in Apps bar or Finder fails if Audacity is active in the Apps bar
  • P3 2517 - Mix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate without resampling - it should resample to the project rate
  • P3 2519 - Noise Gate fails silently on longer selections
  • P3 2522 - In Macros, Record New Track and Play with a selection do not wait for completion.
  • P3 2523 - Audacity may suggest installing FFmpeg even when FFmpeg is installed
  • P3 2524 - ENH: Macros "OK" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"
  • P3 2534 - Change Speed merges selected clip with adjacent clips - residual fix to be tested
  • P3 2552 - pipe_test.py fails to print return value from first command
  • P3 2558 - Clip left/right commands can fail to move the cursor
  • P3 2559 - Clips left/right commands: time selection can be shifted incorrectly
  • P3 2563 - Button text ignored in Nyquist "file" widget
  • P3 2564 - Metadata: Artist and Year tags missing on M4A(AAC) exports
  • P3 2572 - Multi-byte characters may corrupt Json from mod-script-pipe
  • P3 2578 - Linux/Windows: Export 24-bit AIFF exports as 16-bit
  • P3 2583 - Incorrect split placement after paste
  • P3 2584 - "GetInfo: Envelopes" returns incorrect track numbers
  • P3 2585 - Incorrect help file address for Loudness Normalization
  • P3 2606 - Imported tracks should not have less bit depth than Quality Preference
  • P3 2608 - Audacity reacts to shift key when it is not the front application
  • P3 2611 - Mixer Board does not stay on top of main window
  • P3 2622 - Track name overlay is opaque
  • P3 2639 - Sound Activated Recording level depends on Input Meter options
  • P3 2646 - Edit Labels dialog at default size "hides" the Frequency data
  • P3 2649 - Launching Audacity with a locked audacity.cfg file gives not one but three error messages - and no help
  • P3 2650 - Virgin launch fails with no pluginregistry.cfg file created
  • P3 2651 - If pluginregistry.cfg gets locked while Audacity is active the Plug-in Manager is blocked - with no help
  • P3 2652 - User is not warned if they launch Audacity with a locked pluginsettings.cfg file
  • P3 2661 - Status bar not updated on language change


  • P4 621 - Metadata Editor: saved tags not displayed when importing MP2/MP3/FLAC/FFmpeg formats without metadata
  • P4 824 - Cut/Copy/Paste code needs better error handling
  • P4 984 - Enh: Export filetype dropdown: "Other uncompressed..." has a "lot" of compressed encoding
  • P4 1215 - Incorrect splits produced by Change Tempo with leading whitespace
  • P4 1371 - Linux/Mac: Device Toolbar does not restore large widths when docked
  • P4 1398 - Metadata Editor tag fields emptied when field length stored in project exceeds a given length
  • P4 1528 - Linux: Mod-script-pipe can't be built in a separate build folder
  • P4 1540 - Linux: Nyquist: snd-ifft cause Audacity to crash if 'skip' > fft size
  • P4 1548 - Linux: Newly recorded tracks do not acquire focus
  • P4 1671 - Clock icons indistinct on Sync-locked MIDI Note and Spectrogram view tracks
  • P4 1779 - Linux: Sound Activation Level window unusable / malformed. High DPI
  • P4 1782 - Incorrect time in Selection Toolbar with high Project Rate
  • P4 1806 - Extreme negative settings in Change Tempo cause an "apparent" hang/freeze
  • P4 1872 - Most Non-Modal dialogs do not update buttons when language changed
  • P4 1945 - Windows: ASSERT (in debug builds only) importing Opus format
  • P4 1982 - Numeric entry in Play-at-Speed dialog allows entries not supported by the slider or the PAS functionality
  • P4 2097 - Mac: File list ignored at the command line
  • P4 2324 - Windows: Screenshot tool success/completion dialog is unnecessarily over-large
  • P4 2352 - Sound / Silence Finder fail silently on selection > 2^31 -1
  • P4 2386 - Win/Linux: Toolbar grabber gets stuck pushed
  • P4 2416 - Mac: Grabbers of other toolbars get "pushed" when dragging another toolbar over them
  • P4 2432 - Linux/Mac: Bad placement of '?' (help) Icon
  • P4 2433 - Importing MIDI into an empty project does not change the project name
  • P4 2488 - Windows: Change Pitch effect with high quality stretching slower in 2.4.1/3.0.0 than 2.3.1
  • P4 2415 - Mac: Selection toolbar acquires unwanted bottom and right border
  • P4 2506 - Nyquist: Last used settings not retrieved if plug-in contains a "Text" widget
  • P4 2516 - Windows: "SAVE" button in "Audio / MIDI Device Info" displays "OK"
  • P4 2518 - AUD-command cache is not updated on Audacity upgrade
  • P4 2532 - AUP import does not preserve copy-paste space efficiencies
  • P4 2353 - Import RAW into empty project does not zoom to fit
  • P4 2561 - Linux: Note properties corrupted on generating audio
  • P4 2571 - Linux: No digit highlight in Edit Label time / frequency controls
  • P4 2580 - Enh: Move to Previous / Next Label commands in unexpected menu
  • P4 2582 - Enh: Repeat last Generator, Analyzer or Tool
  • P4 2625 - Nyquist plug-ins Presets fail for plug-ins with "time" widgets
  • P4 2640 - Plot Spectrum and Contrast analyzers are not "Repeatable"
  • P4 2645 - FFmpeg library not filtered correctly in browse in Libraries preferences
  • P4 2647 - Audacity can import Word 2000 files as "audio"
  • P4 2648 - Metadata and Label Editors accessibility: focus location doesn't take into account scrolling
  • P4 2645 - Enh: Time tracks have no context menu for scale changes - inconsistent with audio tracks


  • P5 101 - Nyquist implementation: (dribble [fname]) function
  • P5 425 - Win/Linux: Nyquist: (vector (aref s 0)(aref s 0)) not returned correctly to track
  • P5 619 - TwoPassSimpleMono converts to track bit format between passes, losing quality
  • P5 1993 - Logarithmic time track vruler numbers break when another track is added
  • P5 2636 - No thousands separator in Spectral Selection toolbar
  • P5 2644 - Clearing the entries in Extended Import leaves behind a residual list of file formats

Marked NOT-A-BUG

  • P2 2596 - Blank error message when reopening files after drive space exhaustion
  • P4 2405 - Resizable toolbars when undocked and oversized get truncated on re-docking (not Time toolbar)