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RM keeps this page up to date during RMing - especially the Timeline. The selected bug progress lists on this page are automatically populated by BugzillaReports

2.4.2 Plan

James will RM a 2.4.2 'extra release', prior to us embarking on Unitary Project (aka 'UP').

The intent is to ensure we release within one month of the 2.4.1 release, i.e. on or before 22nd June.

This will be fixing some P2s we know about and have fixes for already, and the bug with label splitting. It will add 'easy config reset'. Upgrade to wx3.1.3 is very much intended but not 100% a given. This release will go through a translation cycle and include Czech, which was missed out in 2.4.1.

  • Get the release out on time.
  • Limit the scope tightly,


  • Done.png 21st May 2020 - 2.4.1 released
  • Done.png 21st May 2020 - RM for 2.4.2 announced (James)
  • Done.png Done.png wx3.1.3 is (a) in (b) good to go.
  • Done.png Done.png Easy Config Reset is (a) in (b) as complete as we intend for 2.4.2
  • Done.png Split-cut with label issue fixed - P2 Bug 2408
  • Done.png Time toolbar P2 issues 2419 & 2418

31st May. Making progress. 3xP1, 6xP2. Many new contribs from outside team being reviewed, accepted, rejected. We're behind schedule, and string freeze will probably be delayed.

  • <--- We are here
  • ToDo.png Force CMake/Build to our wx3.1.3 to signal to maintainers of other distros the lethal wxWeakRef bug in wx3.0.x and potential other issues - i.e. use our wx3.1.3 or all bets are off.
  • ToDo.png Wiki > Wording agreed changes implemented
  • ToDo.png 2nd Jun - String freeze. Audacity.pot updated and sent to translators.
  • ToDo.png 10th Jun - Translation closed.
  • ToDo.png P1 bugs and certain P2 bugs might further delay releases. See live counts below.
no bugzilla tickets were found
P2 (1)
  • Done.png 14th June - RC01
  • ToDo.png 22nd June - Audacity 2.4.2 Released!

Release Process has a checklist showing progress close to release at a finer granularity.

Requests to the RM

This is a place for requests to the RM for this release:

  • ToDo.png Review/Improve build instructions on all platforms. <--
    • ToDo.png Windows
    • ToDo.png Linux
    • ToDo.png Mac

Planned Release Announcement Text

Audacity 2.4.2 replaces all previous versions.

  • yada yada yada.

Full details at New Features in 2.4.2

RM's list

  • Patches to wxWidgets need to be better documented. What is each patch for? Need to be applied to our GitHub copy of wxWidgets too.
  • Build instructions on Wiki must be brought up to date.

So is the Manual Release Ready?

This page lists pages that refer to 'ToDo-1' in the manual.

  • Manual team now maintain a div with the manual status on it on the front page.
  • Manual team also maintain a Clean-up Plan for dealing with P1s and critical P2s

So is the Code Release Ready?

This query shows us possibly problematic P1 and P2 bugs right now. If there is a P1 in there, the answer is 'NO'. The P2s need closer examination, and RM may decide that one or more of them block release, even at the last moment. The PXs (if any) might possibly be P1s - so we need to know about them.

2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734

Bugs Addressed in this Release

There are lots of tables here with information about work done on bugs for this version.

These bugs and fixes probably won't be reported on individually. However we should report on the P2s that we have fixed and summarise the general trend.

Updated in this Release

These are bugs which we knew about before we started on this version, and have updated, and that are now DEVEL-FIXED or better. Often that will mean we DEVEL-FIXed them for this release.

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (276 tasks) ID
2280P0RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity fails to launch2280
208P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSome effects (including equalization effects) delete Envelope Control Points, or do not move them when timeline changes208
2230P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity crashes on selecting "Resample"2230
2421P1RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Crash on "Fit to Height"2421
2367?P1RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Pitch effect may create spurious clip at end2367
2188P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNo warning is given on project opening that the project is not self-contained and relies on aliased file(s)2188
2228P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Crash on quit (release build)2228
2165P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGShortcut for copy label text no longer works2165
2253P2CLOSEDMOVEDMac/Linux: Keyboard Shortcut Preferences may open unexpectedly2253
701P2CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Embedded album art and lyrics metadata discarded701
2232P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: Distros are being instructed to use wxWidgets 3.1.1 or later for Audacity 2.3.3+2232
2029P2CLOSEDMOVEDEnvelopes can no longer achieve silence2029
1686P2CLOSEDMOVEDEqualization effects ignore and remove any amplitude envelope1686
1747P2CLOSEDMOVEDInconsistent quoting of names with '...' or "..." or not at all in user visible messages1747
1476P2CLOSEDWONTFIXHorizontal Scroll serves no useful purpose when Scrubbing or Seeking1476
2079P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: FreeBSD compilation broken by -latomic use.2079
2431P2RESOLVEDFIXEDReal-time effects - Enable checkbox has no effect2431
1599P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCannot paste clipboard text into label unless content already on Audacity clipboard1599
2296P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThere is no Import or Export for Macros2296
2403P2RESOLVEDFIXEDUndocking meter toolbars while playing/recording results in a frozen meter2403
1300P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: COMMAND + V paste limitations in standard file save dialogs1300
1986P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Unwanted messages in console.1986
266P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSet track Sample Format lacks progress dialog266
2187P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNo error/warning message when using a missing aliased audio file2187
2408P2RESOLVEDFIXEDA region label gets split on inserting audio when Sync-lock is turned on2408
2418P2RESOLVEDFIXEDTime toolbar displays incorrect time if project rate isn't 441002418
1438P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDHorizontal scroll bar doesn't work1438
2429P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: mod-script-pipe not loading successfully2429
2339P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOn second run of Audacity "Filter Curve EQ" gets changed to "Filter Curve..." in the Effect menu2339
1927P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHelp > Generate Support Data has very confusing behavior1927
379P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist scripts that trigger Nyquist exit (e.g. random(0)) exit audacity without saving379
1579P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Cut/Copy from file save dialogs using shortcuts does not work1579
2076P2RESOLVEDFIXEDUnreliable "Undo" of Macro commands2076
437P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWrite fails without error message box on disk full437
2410P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Cosmetic issues with undocked resizable toolbars in Dark and High Contrast themes2410
2419P2RESOLVEDFIXEDTime toolbar: Opening and closing preferences resets format to hh:mm:ss2419
2212P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Keyboard tabbing in Timer Record stuck in left hand panel.2212
2240P2RESOLVEDFIXED"Set Default" button in Metadata editor does not set the default during Export Multiple2240
421P2RESOLVEDFIXEDCrash importing malformed MP3 file using libmad421
2428P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist Effects do not display a Progress Dialog if run from a Macro.2428
1514P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Extended Import: Pointer indicates you can drag an importer into the rules1514
2437P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: "Open with" fails when Audacity is running2437
727P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Tracks not read727
2220P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Duplicate command places the duplicate track(s) at the bottom of the project -not under the selected track(s)2220
1989P3CLOSEDWONTFIXWindows: 2.3.x will not run on W8 due to missing DLL1989
270P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: Audacity breaks system bluetooth support270
2291P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: Exported MP3 shows double year in MP3tag metadata2291
439?P3CLOSEDMOVEDNyquist effects overflow at > 2^31 samples439
2336P3CLOSEDMOVEDNyquist Plug-ins: Text after control is not read by screen reader2336
565P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Easier way to avoid clipping on multiple tracks565
1921P3CLOSEDMOVEDWith focus on a track, changing settings in a floated toolbar causes the track to lose focus1921
51P3CLOSEDMOVEDSummary: Metadata import/export occasionally non-orthogonal51
2381P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: Export to Opus (OggOpus) is not available on Mac - Opus import fails on Mac2381
1285P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Make Nyquist effects more memory efficient1285
2412P3CLOSEDMOVEDPlot Spectrum mishandles Nyquist frequency2412
1462P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Timer Record does not check that there is sufficient space for Export1462
2210P3CLOSEDMOVEDSelection fails at high zoom levels when Snap To is on2210
1976P3CLOSEDMOVEDScrubbing & Seeking breaks down at 5 x zoom-in levels and greater1976
853P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Many plug-in labels not read853
2090P3CLOSEDFEATURE DISABLEDLinux: ASSERT selecting libmp3lame2090
1019P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Contrast and Plot Spectrum cannot be disabled in Plug-In Manager1019
1146P3CLOSEDWONTFIXArtist and Year metadata is not exported or imported in FFmpeg 2.2.21146
2423?P3CLOSEDMOVEDSpectrogram Settings unavailable when playing, recording or paused2423
1846P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the names of tracks (or Preference categories) when using standard keyboard navigation1846
711P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Play-at-Speed speed setting should be saved in audacity.cfg and project711
2048P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Slicker Noise Reduction GUI2048
901P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Macros: Noise Reduction and Noise Removal do not store parameters in a Macro901
549P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Add missing export formats to Macros549
1743P3CLOSEDMOVEDIn Plug-in Manager "Built-in effect... " does not translate1743
1212P3CLOSEDMOVED"Auto-fit track height" preference not honored during recording1212
2203P3CLOSEDMOVEDScripting: Macro Export commands ignore track pan when all mono tracks2203
153P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Compressor usability enhancements153
2222P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Multiple problems with Label Editor2222
838P3CLOSEDMOVEDPaulstretch and Set Rate do not affect Sync-Locked tracks838
2292?P3CLOSEDMOVEDEffects apply dither to non-float tracks2292
971P3CLOSEDMOVEDPlot Spectrum misbehaves for square wave971
1709P3CLOSEDMOVEDIdentically-named effects cannot be differentiated in the Select Command dialog in Macro editing1709
1289P3CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: Move the Audacity debug report location to that not scanned by cleanup apps1289
1769P3CLOSEDMOVEDPinned play-head button not updated across projects1769
1471?P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: RTP effects lose focus (and may, but only may, go behind project window after being applied)1471
1892P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the categories in Preferences using standard keyboard navigation1892
1245P3CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: NVDA screen reader not speaking typed characters1245
865P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Nyquist effects render white-space as silence865
1942P3CLOSEDMOVEDEffects in wrong menu if type is changed1942
1643P3CLOSEDMOVEDBad results in Envelope, joining clips with gap between1643
2405P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGResizable toolbars when undocked and oversized get truncated on re-docking (not Time toolbar)2405
1847P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the names of text boxes1847
1960P3CLOSEDMOVEDScrubbing head moves left to right in right to left scrubbing1960
726P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver: Tracks not read after exporting726
2219P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Add new track places the track at the bottom of the project - should be under user control2219
917P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Spectral Selection only enabled for spectral edit effects917
1920P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: undocking any tool removes track focus1920
1284P3CLOSEDMOVEDIncorrect Equalization preview when track rate is different from project rate1284
1800P3CLOSEDMOVEDCustom shortcuts can be overwritten without warning using Full set or importing shortcuts1800
2364P3CLOSEDWONTFIXUsing the playback slider in Mixer Toolbar in a Project-2 alters levels in on-going playback in Project-12364
1974P3CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux/Mac: Crash if monitoring too early using JACK1974
738P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: File formats not in info.plist cannot be dragged to Audacity's Dock icon738
2350P3CLOSEDMOVEDPartial (and undocumented) support for Noise Reduction effect with Macros2350
2370P3CLOSEDMOVEDSpectral Selection center frequency dragging issues2370
1256P3CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Orca: Keyboard Preferences bindings list not read1256
104P3CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Timer Record prevents Audacity being minimized104
1985P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: in dark themes EGA dialogs and error messages remain light-themed1985
548P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Add export format options and export sample rate to Macro parameters548
2125P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Small clips become invisible when zoomed out2125
1179P3CLOSEDMOVEDHighest resolution selection formats don't show split line snap guides when they should when Snap-To is on.1179
1644?P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGVarious incorrect Envelope edits in Wave and Time tracks1644
1848P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read the name of choice controls1848
1581P3CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Clip indicators in Mixer Board cannot be cleared without restarting playback1581
825P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSync Lock behaves inconsistently when moving of clips is disabled825
2143P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEffects fail silently (and with buildup of .tmp files) when pluginsettings.cfg is locked2143
2366P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMacros: Run does "Select All" ignoring setting in Tracks Behaviors Preferences2366
761P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: VST presets correct extension no longer offered in file name/no longer added if omitted761
1941P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSeek commands do not work during variable Play at Speed1941
2434P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: En Français the "fenêtre" command is not capitalized2434
1572P3RESOLVEDFIXEDDither not applied when exporting 24-bit WAV from 32-bit float1572
2373P3RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Error message when re-enabling spectral selection with shortcut2373
1263P3RESOLVEDFIXEDBuild up of aud***.tmp files in Roaming->Audacity if audacity.cfg is locked read-only1263
119P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected119
2217P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: When exporting to FLAC the "Comment" field is ignored and not exported with the audio file2217
815P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Clicking Play-at-Speed Toolbar Play button pushes down Transport Play button815
1797P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScrub/seek fails to produce sound output on projects longer than 13.5 hours1797
1518P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Selection invisible or in wrong control in generators, effects and analyzers1518
2438?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: New labels don't have focus if multiple projects opened at same time2438
1592P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSound Activated Recording fails when recording meter disabled1592
2378P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Custom FFmpeg export can fail due to unsupported sample rate2378
442P3RESOLVEDFIXEDExtended Import: Segfault pressing "Move rule up" when there are no rules or filters442
2109P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect mute button behaviour when importing into project with soloed track2109
1606P3RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: High Res: Plot Spectrum too tall and mostly off the bottom of the monitor1606
2211P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: keyboard navigation problem in Libraries preferences dialog2211
791P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical zoom restrictions apply incorrectly when zooming from beyond +/- 1.0791
1020P3RESOLVEDCAN'T-TESTMac: Decimal separator forced to period in locales that specify comma separator.1020
1264P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWriting to locked audacity.cfg not reported to user1264
1434?P3RESOLVEDCAN'T-TESTPasting into a clip in specific multi-clip project removes envelope points on Mix and Render1434
2435P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSome menu commands grayed out when playback paused2435
120P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save.120
2105P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: if a control before a slider is the focus, pressing tab does not change the focus2105
2135P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes if launched with a locked pluginregistry.cfg file2135
1449P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXED(Linux) Device Toolbar too tall to dock alongside single height toolbars1449
2209P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Audacity crashes when running seq-write-smf2209
2012P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist plug-in translations broken when string includes format specifiers2012
852P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Reduction preview failure when track rate is different from project rate852
2295P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: cannot add a comment in a Macro with Audacity2295
2083P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLabels Editor has confusing selection interface - can cause wrong labels to be deleted2083
2120P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectral Selection Toolbar can be truncated when undocked2120
1119P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Window menu's list of open windows not available1119
666P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Cannot "Open" audio files named with "\" using File>Open666
1297P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux Debian/Ubuntu: Much of Audacity interface missing if RTL language set in system.1297
2422?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAppend Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track2422
1836P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: With Full shortcuts Cmd+Shift+A fails to Select>None if focus is on Project Rate1836
1901P3RESOLVEDFIXEDStatus bar message does not update when Recording or Playback sliders are moved1901
2323P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Mac: Screenshot tool: success/completion dialog is hidden/obscured by the Screenshot dialog2323
624P3RESOLVEDFIXEDKeyboard Preferences: No check on importing XML file for duplicated bindings624
2186P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNo scrolling during Loop Play2186
2417P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Metadata - Impossible to select a genre from list2417
2377P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Label editor - Ctrl +Tab does not transfer focus to the action buttons2377
2190P4CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Meter options in Mixer Board2190
126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Too difficult for new users to capture diagnostic information126
946P4CLOSEDWONTFIXLinux: Segfault-fixed stereo to mono downmix LADSPA plugin does not convert to mono946
2108P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver can't open Combo box menu2108
656P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Simplified View - Residual Issues656
486P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: portmixer ignores compiler flags from the environment486
678P4CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Incorrect time display for times > 2^31 samples.678
1729P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin/Mac Standard Keyboard shorcuts do not match on Windows and Mac1729
1911P4CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Windows: no input stream for WASAPI loopback freezes recording without warning1911
2103P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver does not read lists in Manage Macros dialog2103
1063P4CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Effects are not modal in other projects1063
2126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGENH: Nyquist Prompt has a confusing GUI (Load & Save buttons)2126
1270P4CLOSEDWONTFIXWindows: VST plug-in SimulAnalog Guitar Suite plug-ins crash Audacity.1270
1333P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: AIF and AIFC should be accepted extensions for AIFF files and not questioned.1333
2354P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: WASAPI host causes an audio glitch on starting Loop Play2354
325P4CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Metadata - FLAC export lacks seekpoints and metadata padding325
585P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: Requested 44100Hz sample rate not honored on recording585
2413P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: Floating toolbars can appear on top of other app windows2413
1174P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: ASSERT error after quit by any method1174
1987P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Export button on History Dialog1987
2331P4CLOSEDWONTFIXRMS plug-in duplicate versions after upgrade from 2.3.32331
1070P4CLOSEDFIXEDENH: Time-shift tool not implemented for time tracks1070
563P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: ID3 v2.4 tags in imported MP3 files are not seen so are removed on export563
1334P4CLOSEDWONTFIXEnh: No warning is provided that if some tracks are muted then they are not exported.1334
2430P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: Welcome window not shown in task view2430
1857P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMESpurious dropout detection when recording second track.1857
1598P4CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Improve GUI for Screenshot Tools1598
453P4CLOSEDWONTFIXNyquist receives Unicode characters from Audacity producing platform-inconsistent behavior453
2161P4CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: Same quality setting and range used for mono and stereo M4A (AAC).2161
1936P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Nyquist Generators ignore selection1936
1717P4CLOSEDMOVEDENH: On opening new project in Dark or High Contrast theme, area to left of horizontal scroll bar is filled with Light theme color1717
264P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMELinux: Metadata - Some apps do not see exported MP3 metadata264
2102P4CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver unable to change keyboard shortcuts2102
1054P4CLOSEDMOVEDLinux/Mac: LV2 instruments are listed in Plug-in Manager on Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit1054
1265P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Select All in Plug-in Manager should display selected unfocused rows in more prominent colour, or same as fully selected.1265
1785P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Ability for File>Open to "open" a Label file1785
1435P4CLOSEDFIXEDMac: Focus rings do not appear around some types of controls on Mac1435
1971P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Scriptables screenshot command only grab a small rectangle of window1971
1693P4RESOLVEDFIXEDTime selection issues in Selection Toolbar1693
1363?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Tatsuki Makino proposed configure and makefile patches for autoreconf, system library and header files issues.1363
1806P4RESOLVEDFIXEDExtreme negative settings in Change Tempo cause an "apparent" hang/freeze1806
1872P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMost Non-Modal dialogs do not update buttons when language changed1872
1540P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Nyquist: snd-ifft cause Audacity to crash if 'skip' > fft size1540
1232P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: ASSERT resizing window when zoomed in on label1232
2021P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: mod-script-pipe: Thread not terminated on quit2021
353P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg: Metadata - Artist tag not imported in WMA and APE files353
2351P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSelection toolbar displays incorrect number of samples beyond 2^31 -12351
2415P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Selection toolbar acquires unwanted bottom and right border2415
1779P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Sound Activation Level window unusable / malformed. High DPI1779
1406?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDUndoing envelope points by shortcut with mouse down creates spurious undo entries1406
1634P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectral Selection Toolbar issues in German and French (maybe others)1634
2324P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Screenshot tool success/completion dialog is unnecessarily over-large2324
644P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAssert in libnyquist sndseq.c causes Audacity to crash644
1671P4RESOLVEDFIXEDClock icons indistinct on Sync-locked MIDI Note and Spectrogram view tracks1671
730P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Pasting text into labels failure730
2081P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFrequencies added to labels by "invisible" spectral selection2081
2157P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Assert on opening new window2157
2386P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Toolbar grabber gets stuck pushed2386
1371P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Device Toolbar does not restore large widths when docked.1371
1807P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist Prompt Scripting command is not functional1807
2432P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Bad placement of '?' (help) Icon2432
1548P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Newly recorded tracks do not acquire focus1548
1982P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNumeric entry in Play-at-Speed dialog allows entries not supported by the slider or the PAS functionality1982
234P4RESOLVEDFIXEDTransport button behaviour in multiple projects234
2097P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: File list ignored at the command line2097
2352?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSound / Silence Finder fail silently on selection > 2^31 -12352
2124P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImport>Audio failure error message is misleading2124
621P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: saved tags not displayed when importing MP2/MP3/FLAC/FFmpeg formats without metadata621
1736P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Incorrect encoding in Installer text for some locales1736
2416P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Grabbers of other toolbars get "pushed" when dragging another toolbar over them2416
1782P4RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect time in Selection Toolbar with high Project Rate1782
2424P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Malformed choice widget in MIDI Device Preferences2424
1512P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExtended Import: Crash dragging an importer when there are no rules1512
2374P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Temporal selection lost when toggling Spectral Selection off2374
824P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCut/Copy/Paste code needs better error handling824
653P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: UTF-16 ID3 tags read incorrectly.653
1528P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Mod-script-pipe can't be built in a separate build folder1528
1215P4RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect splits produced by Change Tempo with leading whitespace1215
984P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Export filetype dropdown: "Other uncompressed..." has a "lot" of compressed encoding984
2396P4RESOLVEDFIXEDkeyboard preferences: setting a shortcut does not take into consideration legal duplicates2396
1776P4RESOLVEDFIXEDSide by Side errors1776
1398P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor tag fields emptied when field length stored in project exceeds a given length1398
2433P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImporting MIDI into an empty project does not change the project name2433
1549P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Retrieve Region does not return screen focus to the retrieved position1549
1631P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity silently fails to launch if it cannot read or write "Portable Settings"1631
703P4RESOLVEDWORKSFORMELinux: Metadata Editor fields appear to lose selection on right-click703
811P4RESOLVEDFIXEDReplying Yes to "Save Changes?" dialog in multiple projects switches window to earliest project811
2047P4RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: Play at Speed does not respond to slider when looping2047
1945P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: ASSERT (in debug builds only) importing Opus format1945
2407P4RESOLVEDFIXEDExtra 'white line' when playing pinned2407
1309P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPaste with sync-lock can give error message but still do something1309
2353P4RESOLVEDFIXEDImport RAW into empty project does not zoom to fit2353
2414P4VERIFIEDDUPLICATELinux: Selection toolbar doesn't resize correctly2414
1082P5CLOSEDWONTFIXWindows: VST - MDA Tracker plug-in crashes in RTP1082
2420P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSlider handle gets truncated on right when hovering over it2420
2123P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMENumber spacing anomaly on resized meters2123
1959P5CLOSEDDUPLICATEPlayback does not start for buffer length time.1959
1849P5CLOSEDWONTFIXAdjusting Pan and Gain during recording gives weird Undo History1849
1973P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Support WDM/KS1973
665P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGPlug-ins: Issues with 3rd party plug-ins - Crash, hang and failure bugs665
2322P5CLOSEDFIXEDScreenshot tool captures the screenshot dialog overlaying the required image2322
541P5CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Audacity non-default ID3 frames rewritten as TXXX, rendering them invisible in WMP and iTunes541
2173P5CLOSEDFIXEDView clipping does not update when setting changed2173
1308P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGPaste is inconsistent when clipboard has more tracks than selection1308
267P5CLOSEDCAN'T-TESTLinux: PortAudio warnings on startup267
2379P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMEAudacity 'locks up' unexpectedly.2379
159P5CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Linux: Support X11 second clipboard in Label Tracks159
326P5CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Recovery does not retain project name from import326
615P5CLOSEDWONTFIXTime Track playback silenced in libresample615
92P5CLOSEDCAN'T-TESTLinux: Defining EXPERIMENTAL_SCOREALIGN prevents building92
1748P5RESOLVEDFIXEDInconsistent translating of messages in log files1748
619P5RESOLVEDFIXEDTwoPassSimpleMono converts to track bit format between passes, losing quality.619
101P5RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist implementation: (dribble [fname]) function101
1499P5RESOLVEDWONTFIXLinux: ASSERT on check dependencies1499
425P5RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Nyquist: (vector (aref s 0)(aref s 0)) not returned correctly to track425
1993P5RESOLVEDFIXEDLogarithmic time track vruler numbers break when another track is added1993
1091P5RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectral Edit effects may have unpredictable results1091
86P5RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEMemory leaks (also including Nyquist)86
103P5RESOLVEDFIXEDs-add-to does not work with stereo sounds (arrays)103
866?P5RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg: Audacity rejects FFmpeg in PATH/doesn't search PATH if invalid libs are in FFmpeg path866
1739?P5RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect character encoding of WASAPI device name1739

Longstanding Bugs swatted

These are low numbered bugs from the table above that were dealt with in this release.

IDPStatusResolutionIDSummary (9 tasks) ID
104P3CLOSEDMOVED104Win/Mac: Timer Record prevents Audacity being minimized104
51P3CLOSEDMOVED51Summary: Metadata import/export occasionally non-orthogonal51
120P3RESOLVEDFIXED120Linux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save.120
119P3RESOLVEDFIXED119Linux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected119
126P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUG126Enh: Too difficult for new users to capture diagnostic information126
92P5CLOSEDCAN'T-TEST92Linux: Defining EXPERIMENTAL_SCOREALIGN prevents building92
101P5RESOLVEDFIXED101Nyquist implementation: (dribble [fname]) function101
86P5RESOLVEDWORKSFORME86Memory leaks (also including Nyquist)86
103P5RESOLVEDFIXED103s-add-to does not work with stereo sounds (arrays)103

Quick-Fix attempted for this version

These are bugs which we learned about during work on this version, and have attempted to fix. See status to see if we were successful.

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (288 tasks) ID
2451P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGTop level menu items in Alphabetical Order2451
2637P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGLabel Sounds fails2637
2657P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGRepeat Last ... missing from Generate, Analyze and Tools menus2657
2600P1CLOSEDFEATURE DISABLEDCompact project followed by undo restores the last saved state2600
2641P1CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGFFmpeg not loaded2641
2698P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails silently if "hold" is non-zero2698
2707P1RESOLVEDFIXEDOpened projects not being removed from "audacity.cfg"2707
2772P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes after failing to open corrupt project2772
2628P1RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: FAT/FAT32 drives can wrongly have projects saved to them2628
2566P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) turns off "Enable Spectral Selection"2566
2442P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Crash when importing (or editing) to a disk with insufficient disk space available2442
2459P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMacros with Nyquist effects don't apply saved parameters2459
2478P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: with an empty rules list in "Extended Import" prefs - Tab or Home crashes Audacity2478
2708P1RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist effects fail silently with One hour plus stereo2708
2656P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot horizontal scroll when paused in Play-at-Speed2656
2457P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: WAV Export runs 6 to 7 times slower than on 2.3.32457
2793P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAUP3 projects fail to compact if project's path contains a single-quote2793
2711P1RESOLVEDFIXEDManual: Many Shortcuts missing from shortcuts table2711
2484P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Opus import fails2484
2669P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWin: Save As can be used to overwrite the existing project without warning2669
2492P1RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Crash when applying or previewing Sliding Stretch effect on stereo track2492
2703P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: EGAT preview dialog is hidden behind the EGAT dialog2703
2805P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity fails to export metadata with MP3 files2805
2479P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: AudioUnit effects are not applied if you initially use the preview2479
2463P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Audacity crashes silently when recording to a full disk2463
2471P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMix Stereo down to Mono fails if space at start of track.2471
2706P1RESOLVEDFIXEDWin: Vocal Reduction and Isolation most options fail2706
2557P1RESOLVEDFIXEDSpectrogram settings: setting Zero Padding before selecting algorithm Pitch(EAC) can cause a crash2557
2449P1RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Attempting to export as M4A(AAC) yields an FFmpeg error message2449
2681P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCrash when generating into silence2681
2803P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity unresponsive after 'Fit to Height'2803
2544P1RESOLVEDFIXED"Editing a clip can move other clips" turned off can cause corruption when copying and pasting audio2544
2630P1RESOLVEDFIXEDA project saved with an imported MP3 with Unicode metadata cannot be opened2630
2720P1RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot open project that's in a read only folder - error message vague2720
2670P1RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity 3.x crashes when you open a 1.2.6 AUP project2670
2754P1RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Tempo & Pitch and Sliding Stretch with selected audio in negative time crash Audacity on windows (error on Mac)2754
2472P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: Initial dropout when recording.2472
2612P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: use of Mixer Board can cause a moonphase crash2612
2801P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: most metadata is discarded on import into Audacity2801
2667?P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: Inconsistent Backup Project behavior with Win and Mac2667
2777P2CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Excessive slowness for some Windows and Mac users2777
2785P2CLOSEDMOVEDRunning Macros on 600plus files gives a misleading error message2785
2454P2CLOSEDDUPLICATERTP Effects are not disabled for RTP by using the effect's checkbox2454
2705P2CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Interface issues with GTK32705
2755P2CLOSEDMOVEDMac/Linux: No error message when attempting to save to SMB drive2755
2798P2CLOSEDMOVEDMacros: command Open Project2 fails to "open" projects and audio files2798
2481P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMEWindows: default Save Project location is Desktop2481
2489P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWindows: Invert effect runs 62% slower on 2.4.1 cf. 2.3.32489
2750P2CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: Export Multiple substitutes default metadata for user-entered metadata2750
2812P2CLOSEDMOVEDMacros: OpenProject2 causes macros to fail2812
2452P2CLOSEDMOVEDEnh: De-clutter Plug-in Manager2452
2476P2CLOSEDMOVEDChange speed with Sync-Lock changes Note tracks incorrectly2476
2753P2CLOSEDMOVEDCompressor works incorrectly when selected audio is partly in negative time2753
2495P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMetadata: Cannot paste from system clipboard to metadata data fields2495
2757P2CLOSEDMOVEDLinux: Font size scales incorrectly2757
2748P2CLOSEDMOVEDOgg decoding can hang (old vorbis library)2748
2666?P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin: Inconsistent Save As... behavior with Win and Mac2666
2761P2CLOSEDMOVEDOrphan block detection is skipped on open when there are no wave data2761
2774P2CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGNo Zoom-in in Multi-Tool mode2774
2560P2CLOSEDWORKSFORMELost blockfiles using Audacity in WINE2560
2635P2CLOSEDMOVEDKeyboard seeking commands don't work for MIDI playback2635
2787P2CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Macros running on files can't be cancelled2787
2797P2CLOSEDMOVEDInconsistency between File>Open and Extra>ScriptablesII>Open Project2797
2587P2CLOSEDMOVEDMove Focus to Previous / Next and Select2587
2734P2DEVEL - FIX MADEApply macro may not create the macro-output folder in the source directory2734
2480P2RESOLVEDFIXEDVertical Scale dB does not update when Meter range is changed in Prefs2480
2439P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMix and Render to New Track selects left channel of new stereo track2439
2715P2RESOLVEDNOT-A-BUG(Japanese) Crash on pressing any key2715
2447P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Nyquist plug-in "file" widget triggers Assert2447
2676P2RESOLVEDFIXEDExport: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2676
2496P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLabel edit typing prepends selected text rather than replacing it2496
2456P2RESOLVEDFIXEDaudacity 2.3.3 config with Spectral Selection toolbar corrupts lower dock in 2.4.x and can crash2456
2739P2RESOLVEDFIXEDIf Temporary files directory is set to be unwritable then Audacity has a catalog of cryptic unhelpful errors2739
2513P2RESOLVEDFIXEDImporting a file into a disk that is nearly full gives unhelpful error message2513
2593P2RESOLVEDFIXEDPlay-at-Speed does not play unless you have used normal Play first2593
2758P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: No support for Jack Audio System2758
2790P2RESOLVEDFIXEDScripting not working under GBK charset2790
2581P2RESOLVEDFIXEDInconsistent behavior when pasting and not enough room2581
2718P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFailed to execute a project file command (on server)2718
2491P2RESOLVEDFIXEDReset Configuration does not reset Extended Import preferences2491
2682P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity hangs when using X11UI based plugins twice2682
2743P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe first use of the "window" command in LOF files is ignored by Audacity2743
2701P2RESOLVEDFIXEDProgress dialog interferes with scripting2701
2617P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity not responding after switching to Envelope tool2617
2642P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: Cut and paste does not work properly2642
2494?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Copy and Paste issues with label text2494
2696P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata Editor: changed size is not remembered/restored on next use2696
2470P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Mac: Modules may not be found if earlier version failed2470
2588P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSplit / Join sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track2588
2747P2RESOLVEDFIXEDThe Macros output directory is in the top section in audacity.cfg2747
2716P2RESOLVEDFIXEDCleared "Recent Files" are restored on next launch2716
2665P2RESOLVEDFIXEDDocimage script now runs ahead and stalls2665
2465P2RESOLVEDFIXEDTreble height Selection Toolbar2465
2740P2RESOLVEDFIXEDDirectories in Directories preferences can be set to unwritable locations2740
2699P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Cannot edit labels with emoji in them correctly2699
2515P2RESOLVEDFIXEDExporting to a disk with insufficient space gives messages that are not user-friendly or helpful2515
2473P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Numbers on meters have opaque backgrounds2473
2596P2RESOLVEDWORKSFORMEBlank error message when reopening files after drive space exhaustion2596
2613P2RESOLVEDFIXEDSelection bar sample display incorrectly in German2613
2539?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNo "?" help button on disk full error message(s)2539
2659?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNumber separators are wrong in the German locale2659
2443P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac/Linux: Old (PowerPC) projects open flat-lined or with corrupted display on Intel machines2443
2500P2RESOLVEDFIXED"EQ XML to TXT Converter" fails on CRLF line endings2500
2694P2RESOLVEDFIXEDColoring of tracks in Mixer Board are awry2694
2744P2RESOLVEDFIXEDManual: Incorrect escaping of backslash character2744
2526P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: multi-projects inhibit label text creation2526
2764P2RESOLVEDFIXEDOpen Project... under ScriptablesII can corrupt a project2764
2573P2RESOLVEDFIXEDHigh / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz2573
2714P2RESOLVEDFIXED(Japanese & Korean) "Unable to parse project information"2714
2487P2RESOLVEDFIXEDPlayback meters do not respond during preview of non-real-time effect2487
2722P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails on a one hour stereo selection2722
2455P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Audacity window height may be corrupted when using scripting, when minimized.2455
2738P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity crashes with Macros on files when the macro-output folder is in an unwriteable location2738
2697P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: AUP3 projects use incorrect char size on "differently" configured wxWidgets2697
2589P2RESOLVEDFIXEDRemoving Envelope points sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track2589
2800P2RESOLVEDFIXEDAudio and MIDI files cannot be opened from FAT/FAT32 drives2800
2709P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Missing sub-menu check marks in French2709
2490P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWith an empty rules list in "Extended Import" prefs - Left or Right arrow crashes Audacity2490
2458P2RESOLVEDFIXEDPossible crash when clearing text field in Gain dialog2458
2692?P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: VI users get trapped in radio buttons of Keyboard Preferences2692
2741P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMsgctxt feature of translation not working2741
2700P2RESOLVEDFIXED"Failed to open the project database"2700
2616P2RESOLVEDFIXEDLabelled Audio Cut and Delete disabled by Sync-Lock2616
2509P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFilter curve and Graphic EQ help links are broken in release version2509
2704P2RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Stop button in EGATs with Preview does nor stop the preview2704
2477P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNewly added track which is set as the focus can be only partially visible or invisible2477
2607P2RESOLVEDFIXEDFormat setting of Wave tracks does not persist2607
2527P2RESOLVEDFIXEDReset Configuration does not reset Project rate or selection timers2527
2769P2RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist effects cannot extend length of selected audio2769
2779P2RESOLVEDFIXEDGerman translation of "signed" file formats inappropriate2779
2574P2RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Checkpointing occurs when exiting a never-saved project2574
2504P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSync-lock fails when Time-shifting from the label track2504
2658P3CLOSEDMOVEDImport preset into EQ effects fail silently when more than 200 points2658
2499P3CLOSEDFIXEDMacros: applying Macro to project always sets first track as focus2499
2693P3CLOSEDMOVEDMixer Board shows wrong no. of tracks when splitting or joining stereo tracks2693
2804?P3CLOSEDMOVEDWin/Mac: Audacity fails to play 256 stereo tracks2804
2601P3CLOSEDMOVED"Editing a clip can move other clips" ignored when "Sync-Lock" enabled2601
2525P3CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: FFmpeg export fills in metadata tags in a way not compatible with other software2525
2633P3CLOSEDMOVEDCut preview play interacts wrongly with time track2633
2729P3CLOSEDMOVEDTracks in 16-bit AUP projects imported into version 3 are not converted to 32 bit when quality prefs set to 32-bit2729
2685P3CLOSEDMOVEDTrack Spectrogram settings may change global preferences2685
2462P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: cannot use a FAT or exFAT formatted USB stick or disk for temporary files directory2462
2737P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: When running a Macro on files there is no completion/success dialog2737
2520P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: provide Multiple Macros Import2520
2770P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: Macros have no completion dialog indicating success or failure2770
2691P3CLOSEDMOVEDWin: Preferences: keyboard: focus bug in Keyboard prefs2691
2802P3CLOSEDMOVEDMetadata: custom entries are ignored by Audacity on export2802
2629P3CLOSEDMOVEDSwapping USB drives while Audacity active can cause a silent crash2629
2568P3CLOSEDMOVEDImpossible to import a labels TXT file using drag&drop2568
2719P3CLOSEDMOVEDScreenshot incorrect after first screenshot2719
2727P3CLOSEDMOVEDLOF files do not support Unicode (or Extended ASCII)2727
2683P3CLOSEDMOVEDJoin clips can create spurious envelope points2683
2735P3CLOSEDMOVEDNative AUP3/AUP project files should be listed independently of imported audio files in Recent Files list2735
2548P3CLOSEDMOVEDChanged temporary directory location should be implemented immediately - not after restart2548
2634P3CLOSEDMOVEDWith cut preview: Pan, gain, mute, solo, and MIDI channel buttons (and velocity slider) don't work2634
2662P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: no thousands separator in toolbars: Timer, Selection or Spectral Selection in Deutsch locale2662
2730P3CLOSEDMOVEDImport: Incorrect handling over 0 dB2730
2521P3CLOSEDMOVEDENH: provide Multiple Macros Export - Export All2521
2771P3CLOSEDMOVEDExport Labels cannot export selected label tracks or selections within label tracks2771
2781P3CLOSEDMOVEDGerman keyboard: Trying to enter digit 8 or 9 into project sample rates opens a dialog instead2781
2565P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: AU instruments may be installed but do not work2565
2789P3CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: Simplified Chinese locale Audacity fails to respond2789
2474P3CLOSEDMOVEDMac: VoiceOver - Keyboard Preferences bindings list not read2474
2813P3CLOSEDMOVEDSync-lock not honored when Timeshifting labels2813
2794P3CLOSEDMOVEDFailure to compact a database on closing is not reported to user2794
2444P3CLOSEDDUPLICATECryptic, un2444
2728?P3CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin: Effect menu overlays menu bar2728
2461P3CLOSEDMOVEDOdd behavior of selection by label clicking with multiple SLTGs2461
2695P3CLOSEDMOVEDNo easy way to reset Plot Spectrum to factory settings2695
2806P3CLOSEDWONTFIXSpectrogram view has poor/inadequate visual cues to show Sync-lock selection2806
2620P3CLOSEDMOVEDSlow drives are allowed for use but can be very slow2620
2663P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Audacity can make unwanted moves of toolbars2663
2723P3RESOLVEDFIXEDVST_PATH environment variable fails for non-standard locations2723
2522P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn Macros, Record New Track and Play with a selection do not wait for completion.2522
2809P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLabel Sounds fails when track sample rate is 22050 Hz2809
2534P3RESOLVEDFIXEDChange Speed merges selected clip with adjacent clips2534
2558P3RESOLVEDFIXEDClip left/right commands can fail to move the cursor2558
2782P3RESOLVEDFIXED8-bit FLAC samples are not imported correctly2782
2639P3RESOLVEDFIXEDSound Activated Recording level depends on Input Meter options2639
2749P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLIB-MAD: Huffman Data Overrun2749
2483P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMeter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play2483
2507P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist fails if track or project name contains quotes2507
2467P3RESOLVEDFIXEDModules are not available for "Portable" Audacity2467
2517P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate without resampling - it should resample to the project rate2517
2572P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMulti-byte characters may corrupt Json from mod-script-pipe2572
2651P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIf pluginregistry.cfg gets locked while Audacity is active the Plug-in Manager is blocked - with no help2651
2584P3RESOLVEDFIXED"GetInfo: Envelopes" returns incorrect track numbers2584
2661P3RESOLVEDFIXEDStatus bar not updated on language change2661
2445P3RESOLVEDFIXEDCryptic, unhelpful, error message when importing malformed MP3 file2445
2671P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: "Show track name as overlay" cannot be turned on from main menus2671
2502P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Progress bar may not work when generating Rhythm Track2502
2510P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMac: Drag&Drop of a project file onto Audacity in Apps bar or Finder fails if Audacity is active in the Apps bar2510
2807P3RESOLVEDFIXEDError message for a failed import of malforned MP3 lacks a "?" help button2807
2608P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity reacts to shift key when it is not the front application2608
2622P3RESOLVEDFIXEDTrack name overlay is opaque2622 fails to print return value from first command2552
2564P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata: Artist and Year tags missing on M4A(AAC) exports2564
2578P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux/Windows: Export 24-bit AIFF exports as 16-bit2578
2680P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScale for Spectrogram changed unexpectedly2680
2732P3RESOLVEDFIXEDFaux recovery offered on launch (very moonphase)2732
2505P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: Default Save location stuck at last used by previous installed version2505
2523P3RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity may suggest installing FFmpeg even when FFmpeg is installed2523
2559P3RESOLVEDFIXEDClips left/right commands: time selection can be shifted incorrectly2559
2460P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Can't select "Multi-view" as default view mode in Tracks preferences2460
2468P3RESOLVEDFIXEDPython scripting of Nyquist effects must set ALL parameters, or all parameters are ignored.2468
2606P3RESOLVEDFIXEDImported tracks should not have less bit depth than Quality Preference2606
2618P3RESOLVEDFIXEDScreenshot tool: Capture Window only does not just capture the Plot Spectrum window2618
2778P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIn German in the Erzeugen menu (Generator menu) "Silence..." is untranslated2778
2585P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect help file address for Loudness Normalization2585
2446P3RESOLVEDFIXEDENH: ultra-wide toolbars (Play-at-Speed & Mixer) with reticules and no numbers look far too sparse2446
2672P3RESOLVEDFIXEDPlug-ins listed in reverse alphabetic order in Plug-ins Manager2672
2652?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDUser is not warned if they launch Audacity with a locked pluginsettings.cfg file2652
2611P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMixer Board does not stay on top of main window2611
2646P3RESOLVEDFIXEDEdit Labels dialog at default size "hides" the Frequency data2646
2498P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLoudness Normalization always displays LUFS on launch2498
2524P3RESOLVEDFIXEDMacros "Cancel" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"2524
2649P3RESOLVEDFIXEDLaunching Audacity with a locked audacity.cfg file gives not one but three error messages - and no help2649
2583P3RESOLVEDFIXEDIncorrect split placement after paste2583
2485P3RESOLVEDFIXEDWin/Linux: Opus files may not show in Import browser2485
2493P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNo command for setting Multi-view2493
2501P3RESOLVEDFIXEDUndo for label edit results in a blank label2501
2519?P3RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate fails silently on longer selections2519
2563P3RESOLVEDFIXEDButton text ignored in Nyquist "file" widget2563
2475P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGTransport>Cursor to>Track Start/End selects all tracks when none is selected2475
2795P4CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: horizontal scrolling with mouse with horizontal scroll wheel fails to scroll2795
2713P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGENH: add a Zoom Fit to Height button to the Edit/Zoom Toolbar2713
2528P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMEFFmpeg export (e.g. Opus) silently truncates tags at 64 characters (or bytes?)2528
2780P4CLOSEDWONTFIXENH: Add a setting and documentation for character encoding of ID3 tags2780
2788P4CLOSEDMOVEDWindows: Interrupting a Macro (running on files) initial import step with Cancel-Import causes a debug report2788
2773P4CLOSEDMOVEDZoom cursor should not have "+" sign iconography2773
2783P4CLOSEDFIXEDReset Configuration does not reset "Language" to the default "System" setting2783
2786P4CLOSEDMOVEDKaraoke view still adds spaces even when there are hyphens2786
2796P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMEFFmpeg automatically scales the volume when importing lossy audio files2796
2686P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGWin: floating toolbars can block access to the menu commands2686
2503P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMulti-Tool not remembered2503
2725P4CLOSEDWORKSFORMEEnh: Disable Automatic Toolbar Drag Prompt2725
2751P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGlegacyblockfile tag is not recognised when importing to aup32751
2549P4CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGASSERT is obtained in a debug build when doing Compaction2549
2763P4REOPENEDCertain Scriptables in Extra menu don't push Undo stack2763
2547?P4REOPENEDShift + Click may select incorrect tracks2547
2508P4REOPENEDMacros: Export2 handles channels > 2 incorrectly2508
2488?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: Change Pitch effect with high quality stretching slower in 2.4.1/3.0.0 than 2.3.12488
2690P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMove the actual build information to the top of the build information tab2690
2464P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCannot drag just the selected audio and label with Time Shift Tool2464
2654P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Time tracks have no context menu for scale changes - inconsistent with audio tracks2654
2647P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAudacity can import Word 2000 files as "audio"2647
2710?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDCompressor only for T>02710
2726P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Some preference changes are not written until Audacity exits2726
2561P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Note properties corrupted on generating audio2561
2486P4RESOLVEDFIXEDpreferences: extended import: importer order list, selected item is not always the focus2486
2721P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAllegro (.gro files) cause crash with undo/redo2721
2645P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFFmpeg library not filtered correctly in browse in Libraries preferences2645
2440P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Python Scripts for mod-script-pipe use Python 22440
2724P4RESOLVEDFIXEDDouble-Height Toolbars Dock Incorrectly2724
2497P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: text can be pasted into the project rate box2497
2759P4RESOLVEDFIXEDFailed Macro command leaves empty undo item in history2759
2640P4RESOLVEDFIXEDPlot Spectrum and Contrast analyzers are not "Repeatable"2640
2648P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMetadata and Label Editors accessibility: focus location doesn't take into account scrolling2648
2582P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Repeat last Generator, Analyzer or Tool2582
2518P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAUD-command cache is not updated on Audacity upgrade2518
2562P4RESOLVEDFIXEDDragging a selection which exactly abuts another labelled clip can wrongly move the non-selected clip and label2562
2511P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Remove the "Variable Speed: Fast / Standard" option from MP3 dialog2511
2808P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist GATE function limits floor level to -60 dB2808
2532P4RESOLVEDFIXEDAUP import does not preserve copy-paste space efficiencies2532
2625P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist plug-ins Presets fail for plug-ins with "time" widgets2625
2580P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Move to Previous / Next Label commands in unexpected menu2580
2482P4RESOLVEDFIXEDMeter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play2482
2441P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Python Scripts for mw2html use Python 22441
2717P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Internal Error at DBConnection.cpp line 2752717
2733P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNoise Gate 'Level Reduction' has a minimum of -60 dB2733
2506P4RESOLVEDFIXEDNyquist: Last used settings not retrieved if plug-in contains a "Text" widget2506
2466P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Filter Curve EQ GUI far too wide2466
2516P4RESOLVEDFIXEDWindows: "SAVE" button in "Audio / MIDI Device Info" displays "OK"2516
2784P4RESOLVEDFIXEDEnh: Filter Curve EQ does not remember window size2784
2571?P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: No digit highlight in Edit Label time / frequency controls2571
2453P4RESOLVEDFIXEDKeyboard preferences leaves ampersand characters, "?", in messages2453
2684P4RESOLVEDFIXEDBitrot for Docimage script2684
2736P4RESOLVEDFIXEDRecent files list can be replaced by ExportCL commands2736
2469P4RESOLVEDFIXEDLinux: Malformed button in free space warning2469
2746P4RESOLVEDNOT-A-BUGLinux: The "offset" keyword is ignored when used in conjunction with "window"2746
2731P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMESliding Stretch adds clicks2731
2752P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGEnh: Import Label Tracks - Allow HH:MM:SS time spec2752
2448P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGMac: No border on splash screen2448
2643P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGSome settings in Spectrogram preferences can result in a blank spectrogram2643
2712P5CLOSEDWORKSFORMERecovered project is badly positioned2712
2660P5CLOSEDNOT-A-BUGENH: use ISO standard for thousands separator throughout Audacity2660
2636P5RESOLVEDFIXEDNo thousands separator in Spectral Selection toolbar2636
2644P5RESOLVEDFIXEDClearing the entries in Extended Import leaves behind a residual list of file formats2644

Quick-Fixed in this version

IDPStatusResolutionSummary (69 tasks) ID
2602P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: When using a FAT/FAT32 drive for recording the Status Bar message can be inaccurate2602
2655P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDImport Audio command can import open projects and can import a project into itself2655
2586P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDEnvelopes are not imported from AUP projects2586
2512?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording a saved project onto a full disk causes project loss2512
2627P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFAT/FAT32 used after exFAT for Temporary files wrongly work2627
2537P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDData loss case with copy/paste and compaction2537
2673P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin: Mixer Board problem on Windows - causes crash2673
2550P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDDisk full: saving an unsaved project to a different disk leaves WAL and SHM files behind2550
2775P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity can crash when exporting some FFmpeg types (when FFmpeg library not updated)2775
2570P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompressed or Lossless copies of projects from 2.4.2 cannot be opened in 3.0.02570
2615P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Audacity crashes on launch2615
2530P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWhen a recording fills a disk the project cannot be saved2530
2687P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompressor with selection to end of track can cause corruption2687
2597P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFreeze / crash on record to new / append record2597
2603P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBacking up a >4GB project to a FAT drive fails with an incorrect misleading error message2603
2624?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin: large projects saved to slow USB drive when aborted yield error on reopening2624
2535P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Audacity fails to build on 32-bit Linux2535
2664P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSave As & Backup fail when used after Save2664
2590P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompact Project does not free up any space (it used to)2590
2609P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSave Project when disk is full gives a second disk-full message2609
2514P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDApplying effects that would fill up a disk loses the project with no recovery available2514
2631P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSilent crash during "discard selected" processing from Recovery dialog.2631
2677P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin/Mac: An AUP file with missing data folder crashes Audacity when opened in 3.0.02677
2551P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSilent blocks are not seen as silent by Nyquist (and cause Audacity to crash)2551
2776P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWrong unhelpful error message when importing FFmpeg audio files2776
2575P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording to a FAT32 drive fails at around 3h20m with no error message and project corrupted2575
2594P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBackup project fails with unsaved project - sometimes fails with saved project2594
2542P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFollowing a crash discarding the offered recovery and opening previously saved version results in "recovery"2542
2688P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBad saves with Unicode project filenames2688
2555P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment resets Spectrogram prefs2555
2811P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: 64-bit Audacity cannot export (or import) FFmpeg reliant audio files2811
2579P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExiting Audacity after edits and compaction results in a corrupted previously saved project2579
2604P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSaving a 4 hour stereo chirp to FAT fails and with an inappropriate error message2604
2626P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Temporary files directory on exFAT makes Audacity fail at launch2626
2536P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: Crash when project rate is 32000 and any track is at a rate other than 320002536
2668P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity fails to report incompatible/future file versions2668
2546P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDRecording onto a nearly full disk results in two error messages re "disk full"2546
2745?P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExiting Audacity with a never saved project takes massively longer in 3.0.2 than 3.0.02745
2569P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDaup file with aliased data fails for aup32569
2591P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDDisk full on NTFS or APFS formatted drives causes Audacity to hang2591
2540P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDNo low disk space warning on startup2540
2553P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDClip left/right commands can cause crash2553
2792P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAudacity fails to launch2792
2576P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin & Mac: FAT formatted disks can readily run out of space with multiple edits - wrong error message can be displayed2576
2595P1RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpurious disk-full errors may happen during recording2595
2623P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: large projects saved to slow USB drive can stall Audacity2623
2689P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCtrl+R to repeat an effect may show the dialog2689
2556P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment changes view to Grayscale and Period2556
2605P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDAfter "Save Project As", opening the original project results in a spurious recovery dialog2605
2554P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWin & Linux: Spectrogram view, changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) or Reassignment prevents reversion to Frequencies algorithm2554
2799P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: mod-script-pipe fails to load2799
2545P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDChanging the temporary directory results in a false Recovery dialog2545
2742P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDFreeBSD Compilation issues2742
2567P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDLinux: Batch processing may fail - unable to read a file in 'temp'2567
2621P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDWindows: the use of exFAT formatted dives is prohibited for saves and temp directory2621
2531?P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDCompaction - long pause with no progress dialog2531
2599P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXED-wal and -shm files not cleaned up in all cases2599
2610P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDBackup Project only fails when it has actually run out of disk space (unlike Save Project)2610
2529P2RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDData loss on small drive generating large track, closing without saving changes, then reopening2529
2541P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMac: When a recording fills a disk many dropouts are labelled beyond the audio2541
2577P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDMulti-project: disk-full while recording while multiple other projects open gives 2 messages2577
2650P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDVirgin launch fails with no pluginregistry.cfg file created2650
2632P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDOriginal project isn't compacted when doing Save As2632
2679P3RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDaup project that opens in 2.4.2. does not open in 3.0.02679
2592P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDTemporary directory not cleaned up at window close or exit after changing it in Preferences2592
2638P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDUnnecessary Checkpointing (Slow)2638
2538P4RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDSpace efficiency of 16 bit .aup format is lost on import to .aup32538
2533P5RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDExtreme space inefficiency importing silence from an AUP file2533
2543P5RESOLVEDQUICKFIXEDEnh: Project Items are not ticked by default in Project Recovery Dialog2543

NEW in this version

These are new bugs which we learned about during work on this version.

IDPStatusSummary (18 tasks) ID
2675P3NEWLinux: Malformed tool tips in Mixer Board2675
2674P3NEWLinux: Mixer Board sliders slow to respond when multiple tracks2674
2678P3NEWLinux: Source will not build if path contains a space character2678
2653P4NEWMacros: "Select:" command does not default to "unchanged"2653
2791P4NEWLinux: VSTs behaving differently between "Apply" and "Play"2791
2762P4NEWPlug-in manager does not check for changed timestamps of plug-in files2762
2598P4NEWErratic scrolling when working with envelopes2598
2766P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not push undo stack as Macros do2766
2702P4NEWEnh: Build Info Improvements2702
2619P4NEWWin/Mac: Quiescent Audacity eventually loses ability to record2619
2768P4NEWUndo and Redo in macros have unexpected results2768
2760P4NEWTools written with aud-do do not handle failures as the equivalent Macros do; possible database corruptions2760
2450P4NEWEnh: Current progress dialogs inconvenient in batch operations2450
2810P4NEWLinux: Summary: Wayland issues2810
2765P4NEWMacro commands push Undo History inconsistently2765
2614P4NEWWindows: hang/crash when more than 36 projects are opened2614
2767P4NEWaud-do can cause data losses2767
2756P4NEWLinux/Mac: Cryptic error message when using NAS2756

Below the Fold

Notes that are relevant to next release.

  • WIBN stands for 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'
Bulb icon We are often overoptimistic about what can be achieved for the next release. The WIBN lists are things we thought might make it to the next release.

Some longer term (but still short term) aspirations have moved to:

Enabled / Disabled

This is current status/plan:

  • WDM-KS out (considering a module, but not for 2.3.1 needs work on test support)