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{{intro|1=<span style="font-size:120%">'''This page is an overview of prominent new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.4.2'''</span>
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{{intro|1=<span style="font-size:120%">'''This page is an overview of prominent new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.4.2 '''
* <span style="font-size:110%">Details of all the major changes since 2.4.0 can be found in [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.4.2 Audacity Release Notes 2.4.2].</span>
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'''Version 2.4.2 is primarily a maintenance release for bug-fixing, so there are not many new features.'''</span>
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* <span style="font-size:110%">Details of all the major changes since 2.4.1 can be found in [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.4.2 Audacity Release Notes 2.4.2].</span>
 
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==Contents==
 
==Contents==
 
#[[#reset|Easy configuration reset]]
 
#[[#reset|Easy configuration reset]]
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#[[#mp3|MP3 exports without padding]]
 
#[[#bugs|Bug Fixes]]
 
#[[#bugs|Bug Fixes]]
  
  
 
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== Easy configuration reset ==
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== Reset Configuration|Easy configuration reset ==
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A new command has been added to the '''Help''' menu:  {{menu| Help > [[Reset Configuration]]}}.
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This resets your Audacity configuration, preferences, export settings and toolbars, to default settings.
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{{advice|Be aware that this command acts '''''immediately''''' with no dialog and no choice of actions or chance to abort.  <p>'''Undo''' is not available for this command.</p>}}
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User presets in Effects, Generators and Analyzers are left untouched,  as are any Macros you may have created and plug-ins.
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== MP3 exports without padding ==
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MP3s are now exported from Audacity with no padded (unwanted) short silence at the beginning and end of the MP3.
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This was done as part of the work in fixing long-standing [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421 Bug #421]
  
  
  
 
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== Bug Fixes ==
 
== Bug Fixes ==
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In less than a month we have foxed a further 29 bugs in this maintenance release.
  
 
Here is a small selection of some of the most important.
 
Here is a small selection of some of the most important.
  
 
===Key P1 bugs fixed===
 
===Key P1 bugs fixed===
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*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2442 2442] - Windows: Crash when importing (or editing) to a disk with insufficient disk space available
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*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2449 2449] - Mac: Attempting to export as M4A(AAC) yields an FFmpeg error message
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*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2457 2457] - Windows: WAV Export runs 6 to 7 times slower than on 2.3.3
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*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2459 2459] - Macros with Nyquist effects don't apply saved parameters
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*P1 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2471 2471] - Mix Stereo down to Mono fails if space at start of track.
  
 
===Key P2 bugs fixed===
 
===Key P2 bugs fixed===
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2403 2403] - Undocking meter toolbars while playing/recording results in a frozen meter
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2408 2408] - A region label gets split on inserting audio when Sync-lock is turned on
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2418 2418] - Time toolbar displays incorrect time if project rate isn't 44100
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2419 2419] - Time toolbar: Opening and closing preferences resets format to hh:mm:ss
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2431 2431] - Real-time effects - Enable checkbox has no effect
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2439 2439] - Mix and Render to New Track selects left channel of new stereo track
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2443 2443] - Mac/Linux: Old (PowerPC) projects open flat-lined or with corrupted display on Intel machines
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2456 2456] - audacity 2.3.3 config with Spectral Selection toolbar corrupts lower dock in 2.4.x and can crash
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*P2 [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2458 2458] - Possible crash when clearing text field in Gain dialog
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Revision as of 12:04, 9 June 2020

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This page is an overview of prominent new functionality that has been introduced in Audacity 2.4.2

Version 2.4.2 is primarily a maintenance release for bug-fixing, so there are not many new features.

Contents

  1. Easy configuration reset
  2. MP3 exports without padding
  3. Bug Fixes


Reset Configuration|Easy configuration reset

A new command has been added to the Help menu: Help > Reset Configuration.

This resets your Audacity configuration, preferences, export settings and toolbars, to default settings.


Warning icon Be aware that this command acts immediately with no dialog and no choice of actions or chance to abort.

Undo is not available for this command.

User presets in Effects, Generators and Analyzers are left untouched, as are any Macros you may have created and plug-ins.



MP3 exports without padding

MP3s are now exported from Audacity with no padded (unwanted) short silence at the beginning and end of the MP3.

This was done as part of the work in fixing long-standing Bug #421


Bug Fixes

In less than a month we have foxed a further 29 bugs in this maintenance release.

Here is a small selection of some of the most important.

Key P1 bugs fixed

  • P1 2442 - Windows: Crash when importing (or editing) to a disk with insufficient disk space available
  • P1 2449 - Mac: Attempting to export as M4A(AAC) yields an FFmpeg error message
  • P1 2457 - Windows: WAV Export runs 6 to 7 times slower than on 2.3.3
  • P1 2459 - Macros with Nyquist effects don't apply saved parameters
  • P1 2471 - Mix Stereo down to Mono fails if space at start of track.

Key P2 bugs fixed

  • P2 2403 - Undocking meter toolbars while playing/recording results in a frozen meter
  • P2 2408 - A region label gets split on inserting audio when Sync-lock is turned on
  • P2 2418 - Time toolbar displays incorrect time if project rate isn't 44100
  • P2 2419 - Time toolbar: Opening and closing preferences resets format to hh:mm:ss
  • P2 2431 - Real-time effects - Enable checkbox has no effect
  • P2 2439 - Mix and Render to New Track selects left channel of new stereo track
  • P2 2443 - Mac/Linux: Old (PowerPC) projects open flat-lined or with corrupted display on Intel machines
  • P2 2456 - audacity 2.3.3 config with Spectral Selection toolbar corrupts lower dock in 2.4.x and can crash
  • P2 2458 - Possible crash when clearing text field in Gain dialog



==Additional new features== This page New features in 2.4.2 - appendix gives an overview of further new functionality that has been introduced in this release of Audacity.

Links

> Audacity Release Notes 2.4.2 - detailed release notes for this release of Audacity