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<center>[[File:Audacity_Logo_signika_512_transparent.png‎|Click to visit the Audacity main website for  the latest news and Audacity downloads|link=http://audacityteam.org/|size=50%]]</center>
 
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{{note|1=<span style="font-size:120%">'''This page is an overview of the key new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.3.0'''</span>
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{{note|1=<span style="font-size:120%">'''This page is an overview of the key new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.2.1'''</span>
* <span style="font-size:110%">Details of all the major changes since 2.2.0 can be found in [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.3.0 Release Notes 2.3.0].</span>}}
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* <span style="font-size:110%">Details of all the major changes since 2.2.0 can be found in [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.2.1 Release Notes 2.2.1].</span>
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* 2.2.1 is a very light release, basically a maintenance release, [[#bugs|see below]] with one new exciting feature added.  Plus we wanted to experiment with shorter release cycles. }}
  
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
 
#[[#colors|Waveform colorways]]
 
#[[#colors|Waveform colorways]]
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#[[#export|"Save Other" reverts to "Export"]]
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#[[#bugs|Bug Fixes]]
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You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project.  The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways in the same project as in the image below.  
 
You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project.  The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways in the same project as in the image below.  
  
Four colorways are available with the color selection made from the [[Audio Track Dropdown Menu|dropdown menu]] in the track's [[Track Control Panel and Vertical Scale|Track Control Panel]].
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Four colorways are available with the color selection made from the [http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audio_track_dropdown_menu.html dropdown menu] in the track's [http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/track_control_panel_and_vertical_scale.html Track Control Panel].
 
:<span title="The four colorways available for Waveform displays">[[Image:Waveform colorways.png|link=]]</span>
 
:<span title="The four colorways available for Waveform displays">[[Image:Waveform colorways.png|link=]]</span>
  
  
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==[[New features in this release - appendix|Additional new features]]==
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This page '''[[New features in this release - appendix]]''' gives an overview of further new functionality that has been introduced in this release of Audacity.
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=="Save Other" reverts to "Export" in the File menu==
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When we made the menu changes for 2.2.0 we introduced an entry into the File menu called "Save Other" which led to a sub-menu for exporting various audio formats.
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Many users were confused by this change and found it hard to find where they could export audio from.  So for 2.2.1 we have changed that menu entry to be {{menu|File > Export}}.
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:<span title="The revised File menu with the Export submenu">[[Image:File-Export Menu.png|link=]]</span>
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== Bug Fixes ==
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Release 2.2.1 is mainly a maintenance release. Soon after the release of 2.2.0 we discovered some problematical bugs in Audacity:
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*[http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1767 Bug #1767] - Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity
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*[http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1770 Bug #1770] - Crash applying certain chain files
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*[http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1783 Bug #1783] - Preview fails when selection extends before zero
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*[https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1787 Bug #1787] - Auto-scroll stopped working in 2.2.0
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*[http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1765 Bug #1765] - Using {{menu|File > Open}} to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider
  
  
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==[[New features in Audacity 2.2.1 - appendix]]==
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This page '''[[New features in Audacity 2.2.1 - appendix]]''' gives an overview of further new functionality that has been introduced in this release of Audacity.
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{{note|There may not be an appendix as 2.2.1 will be a short release. }}
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==Links==
 
==Links==
  
[https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.3.0 '''>''' Audacity Release Notes 2.3.0] ''- detailed release notes for this release of Audacity''
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[https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.2.1 '''>''' Audacity Release Notes 2.2.1] ''- detailed release notes for this release of Audacity''

Latest revision as of 19:54, 30 November 2017

Peter 07Nov17:
Warning icon N.B. The links to "the Manual" will not be entirely accurate, up to date, until 2.2.1 is released - as they are pointing at the released Manual which is currently 2.2.0 and therefore does not show these chanhes.
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This page is an overview of the key new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.2.1
  • Details of all the major changes since 2.2.0 can be found in Release Notes 2.2.1.
  • 2.2.1 is a very light release, basically a maintenance release, see below with one new exciting feature added. Plus we wanted to experiment with shorter release cycles.

Contents

  1. Waveform colorways
  2. "Save Other" reverts to "Export"
  3. Bug Fixes
no appendix for 2.2.1
  1. Additional new features


Waveform colorways

You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project. The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways in the same project as in the image below.

Four colorways are available with the color selection made from the dropdown menu in the track's Track Control Panel.

Waveform colorways.png


"Save Other" reverts to "Export" in the File menu

When we made the menu changes for 2.2.0 we introduced an entry into the File menu called "Save Other" which led to a sub-menu for exporting various audio formats.

Many users were confused by this change and found it hard to find where they could export audio from. So for 2.2.1 we have changed that menu entry to be File > Export.

File-Export Menu.png


Bug Fixes

Release 2.2.1 is mainly a maintenance release. Soon after the release of 2.2.0 we discovered some problematical bugs in Audacity:

  • Bug #1767 - Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity
  • Bug #1770 - Crash applying certain chain files
  • Bug #1783 - Preview fails when selection extends before zero
  • Bug #1787 - Auto-scroll stopped working in 2.2.0
  • Bug #1765 - Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider


no appendix for 2.2.1

New features in Audacity 2.2.1 - appendix

This page New features in Audacity 2.2.1 - appendix gives an overview of further new functionality that has been introduced in this release of Audacity.

There may not be an appendix as 2.2.1 will be a short release.

Links

> Audacity Release Notes 2.2.1 - detailed release notes for this release of Audacity