New features in Audacity 2.2.1

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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.


  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 as 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.


> Audacity Release Notes 2.3.0 - detailed release notes for this release of Audacity