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* [[Feature Requests]]:  ''suggestions for new or enhanced Audacity features. In particular see the [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Feature_Requests#Highest-rated Highest Rated] section and note that not all of these highest rated feature requests currently have Proposals developed for them.''
 
* [[Feature Requests]]:  ''suggestions for new or enhanced Audacity features. In particular see the [https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Feature_Requests#Highest-rated Highest Rated] section and note that not all of these highest rated feature requests currently have Proposals developed for them.''
 
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{{:The Feature Requests Pipeline}}
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</noinclude><includeonly>* Table from [[Proposals]] Page.</includeonly>
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==These proposal have been moved to GitHub==
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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|[[Proposal Label Track Info]] || || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2410 GitHub] ||  display the count of point, region and pre-zero labels in the Label Track Info area.
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|[[Proposal Locking and/or Hiding Pan and Gain sliders]] || || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2406 GitHub] || to avoid accidental unintended nudges
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|[[Proposal: GUI Custom Resets for Toolbar Layouts]] || Usability || Peter|| [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2398 GitHub] || ''GUI available way for a user to save/restore their carefully created Audacity settings for Toolbars layouts''
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|-
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|[[Proposal: Earlier Disk Over-run Warnings]] || Usability || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2394 GitHub] || increase Audacity's resilience to situation where disk over-run causes problems
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|-
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|[[Proposal Page Tabled Memory and Event Layout ]] || Usability || Paul || || ''facilitate the environment that would be conducive to both multi-threading and non-destructive processing.''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Timer Record Improvements Phase-2]] || Timer Record || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2407 GitHub] || ''allow access to Audacity's recording controls once a "Timer Record" has been initiated''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Improvements to the Timer Record time data-entry spinbox controls]] || Timer Record || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/1869 GitHub] || ''improvements to the time data-entry spinbox controls in Timer Record''
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|-
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|[[Proposal DC Offset removal ]] || DC || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2408 GitHub] || ''a proposal to rationalize DC management offset removal''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Auto Detect Audio Device Changes]] || || Peter/Gale || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2409 GitHub] ||  detect changes in devices as they happen, e.g. plugging in or out a USB audio device
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|[[Proposal: Chris-like compressor]] || || Steve, Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2397 GitHub] ||  a new Nyquist compressor based on Chris's Dynamic Compressor v1.2.6 and include it as one of our distributed Nyquist effects
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|[[Proposal Effect Presets]] || || Bill, Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2417 GitHub] ||  Display the name of a named user preset when it is loaded. Indicate in this display area when a named user preset has been altered
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|-
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|[[Proposal: add a new Tracks menu command for rendering tracks]]  || Usability || Robert, Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2418 GitHub] ||  Currently you cannot render multiple tracks, only one at a time
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|[[Proposal: Rationalizing where new tracks are created to aid usability and consistency]]  || Usability || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2392 GitHub] ||  a proposal to rationalize where new tracks are created to aid usability and consistency
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|[[Proposal: Render MIDI tracks to audio]]  || Usability || Peter || [https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/2393 GitHub] ||  a proposal to enable users to mix and render MIDI Note Tracks to audio
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|}
  
==Low Hanging Fruit==
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==These proposal have '''''NOT''''' been moved to GitHub==
*[[Proposal Low Hanging Fruit]]: ''This is an umbrella proposal gathering together several existing proposals which if tackled could produce huge benefits for our users.''
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
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! Proposal !! Category !! Champion !! Status ||| Description
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|-
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|[[Proposal Low Hanging Fruit]] || || || || ''This is an umbrella proposal gathering together several existing proposals which if tackled could produce huge benefits for our users.''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Effect Menu Categorization ]] || || James || Muse || ''categorize the effect menu into sub-menus''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Fish Eye]] || || Paul || ||  Some method, or maybe a choice of several, for simultaneously looking at the same waveform at different resolutions.
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|-
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|[[Proposal: Improvements to Scrubbing - Phase-3]] || || || Muse || further improve the user interface for Audacity's Scrubbing
  
==Projects==
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* [[Proposal Unitary Project ]]: ''provide a single "container" for Audacity Projects rather than the AUP file and data being separate''
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|[[Proposal Smart Help ]] || || James || ||    ''context sensitive help in the preferences panels''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Improvements to the Manage Effects/Generators/Analyzers GUI]] || || Gale || Muse ||  spin off from [https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1018 Bug #1018]
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|-
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|[[Proposal Stop "Here"]] || || || ||  provide a graphical method for Stopping with setting cursor at stop point.
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|-
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|[[Proposal MultiButtons]] || || James || ||  We are about to have problems with too many different kinds of button for play.
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|[[Proposal new Zoom Toolbar]] || || James || Muse? ||  separate off the zoom controls from the Edit Toolbar - and increase zoom functionality
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|[[Proposal Improvement of Transport Toolbar]] || || || || '' improve the User Interface relating to the indication of the recording state''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Vertical Scale GUI Improvements ]] || || || Muse? || ''three proposed improvements to the GUI of the Vertical Scale. Each could be tackled individually or as a set''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Cursor Behaviour Improvements ]] || || || Muse? || ''about the selection cursor and making its behaviour consistent with the selection range''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Smoother Playback Scrolling ]] || || || || ''making improvements to scrolling while playing back or recording''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Space Savers ]] || || James || || ''a mix of proposals for saving space in the GUI''
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|-
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|[[Proposal TrackPanel Evolution ]] || || James || || ''a radical change to the TrackPanel''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Woozle's Interface Tweaks ]] || || || ||  ''a particular user's comments''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Reorganizing Preferences, Track control menu, and View Settings]] || || || Muse ||  ''Per-track setting of spectrogram parameters, and other related things''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Waterfall Spectrograms]] || || Paul || ||  ''Spectrogram views with perspective''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Monitoring On]] || || James || || Monitoring no longer has to be explicitly turned on.
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|[[Proposal Play-at-Speed]] || || || || Real time play at speed, and with a resizable slider '''''main parts completed - sub-items yet to be done'''''
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|[[Proposal Zoom Context]]  || || || || Zooming that better preserves the context of where the user is actually working.
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|[[Proposal: Reserved keys for custom key bindings]] || EAG || || || ''reserve a set of special keys/key combinations for a user's custom key bindings''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Crossfade ]] || EAG || || || ''a simplified interface for cross-fading from one track to another''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Normalize & Amplify Consolidation ]] || EAG || || || ''merge the Amplify and Normalize effects into a single effect''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Threading and Acceleration]] ||  Research  || || || ''where and how to enable and architect parallel processing''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Change Speed Enhancements ]] || EAG || || || ''addition of a time spinner or other interface element to set or indicate the final duration of the selected audio''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Plot Spectrum Enhancements ]] || EAG || || || ''enhancing and expanding the functionality of Audacity's Plot Spectrum command''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Select Then Act ]] || EAG || James || || ''split detection from action in a number of effects''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Transcription Editor ]] || Usability || || || ''improve audacity for audio transcription and subtitling''
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|-
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|[[Proposal: Import Appended]] || Usability || || || Import multiple files end-to-end in a single track
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|-
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|[[Proposal Multi-event Timer Record]] || Timer Record || || || ''add multi-event scheduling to Timer Record''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Envelope Tool ]] || || || || ''various improvements to the Envelope Tool''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Easy Avoid Clipping on many tracks ]] || || || || ''save users the tedium of changing the levels individually on multiple tracks when their track balance is already satisfactory but shows clipping''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Label Enhancements ]] || || || || ''multiple proposals for enhancements to label tracks''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Audio Diff ]] || Research || James || || ''implement comparison of audio data using a variant of the diff algorithm''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Beat Finder ]] || || || || ''find periodic beats in a piece of music and show these graphically in a track'' - '''''Note that this can be achieved with the Queen Mary Vamp plug-ins'''''
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|[[Proposal Source Separation ]] || Research || James || Muse GSoC || '' the opposite of mixing - a feature that will allow parts of a single audio stream to be separated''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Team Tools]] || || James || || improve tools used by the Audacity team.
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|-
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|[[Proposal DC Management ]] || DC || || || ''a proposal for automatically removing DC bias''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Languages Ecosystem ]] || Language || James || || ''an ecosystem of programs built around Audacity, for language learners''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Structured Audio ]] || Language || James || || ''proposal for a structured audio format, primarily for language learners''
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|-
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|[[Proposal General Scripting or Python Integration]] || Automation || Nick Hilton || || ''Create a new framework for scripting many aspects of Audacity.''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Single Splash]] || || James || || eliminate most of the dialogs at startup.
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|-
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|[[The Multiproject Wormcan]] || || || || ''This is a page for working out what multiproject behaviours we want for Audacity.''
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|-
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|[[Proposal Development of spectral selection and manipulation]] || || Paul || ||  discussion paper for the post 2.1.1 development of spectral work
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|[[Proposal Metadata Options]] || || Cliff || ||  add options for metadata processing, so that users can merge existing metadata more easily
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|[[Proposal Focus And Multiselect]]  || Usability || James || ||  a proposal to modify focus behaviour, with a view to better multi-selecting
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|[[Proposal: Make a newly recorded track selected as well as focused]]  || Usability || Cliff || ||  a proposal to make a newly recorded track selected as well as focused
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|[[Proposal Log / Linear Envelope Option]]  || Usability || Steve || ||  change to linear fades.
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|}
  
  
==Menus==
 
* [[Proposal Effect Menu Categorization ]]:  ''categorize the effect menu into sub-menus''
 
  
  
==GUI==
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* [[Proposal Fish Eye]]: Some method, or maybe a choice of several, for simultaneously looking at the same waveform at different resolutions.
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'''See also:''' [[:Category:Proposal|Full list of Proposal related pages]].
* [[Proposal: Improvements to Scrubbing - Phase-3]] further improve the user interface for Audacity's Scrubbing
 
* [[Proposal Label Track Info]]: display the count of point, region and pre-zero labels in the Label Track Info area.
 
* [[Proposal Smart Help ]]:  ''context sensitive help in the preferences panels''
 
* [[Proposal Improvements to the Manage Effects/Generators/Analyzers GUI]] - spin off from [http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1018 Bug #1018]
 
*[[Proposal Stop "Here"]]: provide a graphical method for Stopping with setting cursor at stop point.
 
*[[Proposal MultiButtons]]: We are about to have problems with too many different kinds of button for play.
 
*[[Proposal new Zoom Toolbar]]: separate off the zoom controls from the Edit Toolbar - and increase zoom functionality
 
* [[Proposal Graphic indicator of optimum recording level on the waveform display]]: ''Many users over-saturate their signal sometimes provoking extended clipping.''
 
* [[Proposal Improvement of Transport Toolbar]]: '' improve the User Interface relating to the indication of the recording state''
 
* [[Proposal Vertical Scale GUI Improvements ]]: ''three proposed improvements to the GUI of the Vertical Scale. Each could be tackled individually or as a set''
 
* [[Proposal Cursor Behaviour Improvements ]]:  ''about the selection cursor and making its behaviour consistent with the selection range''
 
* [[Proposal New Logo ]]:  ''proposal for a new logo''
 
* [[Proposal Preferences Reorganisation ]]:  ''a proposal for reorganising the preferences, mainly to save space''
 
* [[Proposal Smoother Playback Scrolling ]]:  ''making improvements to scrolling while playing back or recording''
 
* [[Proposal Space Savers ]]:  ''a mix of proposals for saving space in the GUI''
 
* [[Proposal TrackPanel Evolution ]]: ''a radical change to the TrackPanel''
 
* [[Proposal Woozle's Interface Tweaks ]]:  ''a particular user's comments''
 
* [[Proposal Reorganizing Preferences, Track control menu, and View Settings]]:  ''Per-track setting of spectrogram parameters, and other related things''
 
* [[Proposal Waterfall Spectrograms]]:  ''Spectrogram views with perspective''
 
* [[Proposal Locking and/or Hiding Pan and Gain sliders]] - to avoid accidental unintended nudges
 
* [[Proposal Monitoring On]] - Monitoring no longer has to be explicitly turned on.
 
* [[Proposal Play at Speed]] - Real time play at speed, and with a resizable slider.
 
* [[Proposal Zoom Context]] - Zooming that better preserves the context of where the user is actually working.
 
 
 
==Effects, Generators and Analyzers==
 
* [[Proposal Binding Particular Parameters of Effects to Hot-Keys]]:  ''enable the binding of particular parameters of effects to buttons or keyboard shortcuts''
 
* [[Proposal: Reserved keys for custom key bindings]]:  ''reserve a set of special keys/key combinations for a user's custom key bindings''
 
* [[Proposal Crossfade ]]:  ''a simplified interface for cross-fading from one track to another''
 
* [[Proposal Import/Export Eq Curves ]]:  ''importable and exportable preset curves for the Equalization effect''
 
* [[Proposal Normalize & Amplify Consolidation ]]:  ''merge the Amplify and Normalize effects into a single effect''
 
* [[Proposal Threading and Acceleration]]:  ''where and how to enable and architect parallel processing''
 
* [[Proposal Change Speed Enhancements ]]:  ''addition of a time spinner or other interface element to set or indicate the final duration of the selected audio''
 
* [[Proposal Plot Spectrum Enhancements ]]:  ''enhancing and expanding the functionality of Audacity's Plot Spectrum command''
 
* [[Proposal Select Then Act ]]:  ''split detection from action in a number of effects''
 
 
 
 
 
==Usability==
 
* [[Proposal Easy cfg Reset ]]:  '' adding a "Reset Preferences" command to Audacity''
 
* [[Proposal: GUI Custom Resets for Toolbar Layouts]]  ''GUI available way for a user to save/restore their carefully created Audacity settings for Toolbars layouts''
 
* [[Proposal Transcription Editor ]]:  ''improve audacity for audio transcription and subtitling''
 
*[[Proposal: Import Appended]] Import multiple files end-to-end in a single track
 
* [[Proposal: Earlier Disk Over-run Warnings]] increase Audacity's resilience to situation where disk over-run causes problems
 
* [[Proposal Page Tabled Memory and Event Layout ]]:  ''facilitate the environment that would be conducive to both multi-threading and non-destructive processing.''
 
* '''Timer Record'''
 
**[[Proposal Timer Record Improvements Phase-2]]: ''allow access to Audacity's recording controls once a "Timer Record" has been initiated''
 
** [[Proposal Improvements to the Timer Record time data-entry spinbox controls]]: ''improvements to the time data-entry spinbox controls in Timer Record''
 
** [[Proposal Multi-event Timer Record]]: ''add multi-event scheduling to Timer Record''
 
* [[Proposal Envelope Tool ]]:  ''various improvements to the Envelope Tool''
 
* [[Proposal Easy Avoid Clipping on many tracks ]]:  ''save users the tedium of changing the levels individually on multiple tracks when their track balance is already satisfactory but shows clipping''
 
* [[Proposal Label Enhancements ]]:  ''multiple proposals for enhancements to label tracks''
 
* [[Proposal Nyquist process effects in Chains ]]:  ''adding support for Nyquist effects in Chains''
 
* [[Proposal Safe Project Overwrite]] - safely allowing a closed project to be overwritten, using SaveAs
 
 
 
==Tools==
 
* [[Proposal Audio Diff ]]:  ''implement comparison of audio data using a variant of the diff algorithm''
 
* [[Proposal Beat Finder ]]:  ''find periodic beats in a piece of music and show these graphically in a track''
 
* [[Proposal Source Separation ]]:  '' the opposite of mixing - a feature that will allow parts of a single audio stream to be separated''
 
* [[Proposal Team Tools]]: improve tools used by the Audacity team.
 
 
 
==DC offset==
 
* [[Proposal DC Offset removal ]]:  ''a proposal to rationalize DC management offset removal''
 
* [[Proposal DC Management ]]:  ''a proposal for automatically removing DC bias''
 
 
 
 
 
==Language Learning==
 
* [[Proposal Languages Ecosystem ]]:  ''an ecosystem of programs built around Audacity, for language learners''
 
* [[Proposal Structured Audio ]]:  ''proposal for a structured audio format, primarily for language learners''
 
 
 
 
 
==Unclassifed==
 
* [[Proposal Update Checking ]]:  ''proposal for automatically checking for newer versions of Audacity.''
 
* [[Proposal General Scripting or Python Integration]]:  ''Create a new framework for scripting many aspects of Audacity.''
 
* [[Proposal Single Splash]]: eliminate most of the dialogs at startup.
 
 
 
==Discussion papers==
 
* [[The Multiproject Wormcan]]: ''This is a page for working out what multiproject behaviours we want for Audacity.''
 
 
 
* [[Proposal Development of spectral selection and manipulation]] - discussion paper for the post 2.1.1 development of spectral work
 
  
 
==Completed Proposals==
 
==Completed Proposals==
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* [[Proposal Update Checking ]] - automated update checking introduced in Audacity 3.0.3
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* [[Completed: Proposal Unitary Project ]] ''provide a single "container" for Audacity Projects rather than the AUP file and data being separate''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal Normalize]]:  ''rationalize and improve the Normalize effect''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal Normalize]]:  ''rationalize and improve the Normalize effect''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal User-safe Aliasfiles]]:  '' making the use of aliased audio files safe in Audacity''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal User-safe Aliasfiles]]:  '' making the use of aliased audio files safe in Audacity''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal Binding Effects to Hot-Keys]]  ''enable the binding of chosen effects to buttons or keyboard shortcuts''
 
* [[Completed: Proposal Binding Effects to Hot-Keys]]  ''enable the binding of chosen effects to buttons or keyboard shortcuts''
 
* [[Completed Proposal Improvement of Meter Toolbar UI ]]:  ''improve the User Interface relating to the Metering and Monitoring functionality''
 
* [[Completed Proposal Improvement of Meter Toolbar UI ]]:  ''improve the User Interface relating to the Metering and Monitoring functionality''
*[[Completed: Proposal sha.txt]]: ''revision number extracted from git then shown in the build info.''
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* [[Completed: Proposal sha.txt]]: ''revision number extracted from git then shown in the build info.''
 
* [[Completed Proposal Timer Record Improvements Phase-1]]:  ''various usability improvements''
 
* [[Completed Proposal Timer Record Improvements Phase-1]]:  ''various usability improvements''
 
* [[Completed Proposal: Improvements to Scrubbing - Phase-1]] clean up the existing user interface for Audacity's Scrubbing
 
* [[Completed Proposal: Improvements to Scrubbing - Phase-1]] clean up the existing user interface for Audacity's Scrubbing
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* [[Completed Proposal Non-grayed-out editing commands]] user confusion when their editing commands appear grayed-out and inoperable
 
* [[Completed Proposal Non-grayed-out editing commands]] user confusion when their editing commands appear grayed-out and inoperable
 
* [[Completed Proposal Spectral Selection]]: Spectral Selection and Editing
 
* [[Completed Proposal Spectral Selection]]: Spectral Selection and Editing
* [[Completed Proposal New Skins ]]:  ''proposals for new skins which could be implemented when [http://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Theme_Preferences Theming] is working properly''
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* [[Completed Proposal New Skins ]]:  ''proposals for new skins which could be implemented when [https://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=Theme_Preferences Theming] is working properly''
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* [[Proposal: Waveform and clip colors]]: Assign different colors to individual tracks, clips or regions.
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* [[Completed Proposal New Logo ]]:  ''proposal for a new logo''
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* [[Completed Proposal Preferences Reorganisation ]]:  ''a proposal for reorganising the preferences, mainly to save space''
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* [[Completed Proposal Improvements to Export progress dialogs]]:  Because we use a common dialog for Export and Export Multiple we should have a form of words that is applicable to both and accurate in both cases.
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*[[Completed Proposal WAV exports to have Format Options]]: too hard for users to find the "non-standard" WAV exports such as 24-bit and other more obscure WAV exports .
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*[[Completed Proposal Save Copy of Project]]: save a backup copy of a project while leaving the current project open
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*[[Completed Proposal Import/Export Eq Curves]]: implemented in the Save/Manage Curves menu
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*[[Completed Proposal Select Track button in TCP ]]: ''add a button to the Track Control Panel to select the entire track''
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*[[Completed Proposal Equalization]] Break the Equalization effect into two effects, and rationalize save/load of presets
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*[[Proposal Easy cfg Reset ]] ''adding a "Reset Preferences" command to Audacity'' - we now have {{menu|Tools > Reset Configuration}}
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*[[Proposal Safe Project Overwrite]] ''safely allowing a closed project to be overwritten, using SaveAs''
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*[[Proposal Nyquist process effects in Chains ]] ''adding support for Nyquist effects in Chains''
  
 
==Superseded proposals==
 
==Superseded proposals==
 
===Menus===
 
===Menus===
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* [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation ]]:  ''menus have also become rather complex with numerous options, especially when label linking is enabled''
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*[[Proposal Binding Particular Parameters of Effects to Hot-Keys]] ''Note that this can now be achieved with Macros - and shortcuts can be assigned to the Macros.'''
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*[[Proposal: Poor Man's Unitary Project]]: ''place the AUP file in the data folder to provide a simple single "container" for Audacity Projects''
 
{{note|'''Peter 21Jun17:''' James confirms that all these are superseded by his Menu changes from DarkAudacity that were ported over and tweaked for Audacity 2.2.0 }}
 
{{note|'''Peter 21Jun17:''' James confirms that all these are superseded by his Menu changes from DarkAudacity that were ported over and tweaked for Audacity 2.2.0 }}
 
* [[Completed Proposal Edit Menu Reorganization]]:  ''keep the Edit Menu length manageable (maximum 16 rows) while putting all core editing functions in root of menu''   
 
* [[Completed Proposal Edit Menu Reorganization]]:  ''keep the Edit Menu length manageable (maximum 16 rows) while putting all core editing functions in root of menu''   
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** [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Layout Ideas ]]:  ''some worked examples''
 
** [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Layout Ideas ]]:  ''some worked examples''
 
** [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Shortcut Keys ]]:  ''a sorted list of the current (1.3.11 rc1 23 Jan 2010) shortcut keys and items without shortcuts listed''
 
** [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Shortcut Keys ]]:  ''a sorted list of the current (1.3.11 rc1 23 Jan 2010) shortcut keys and items without shortcuts listed''
* [[Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation ]]:  ''menus have also become rather complex with numerous options, especially when label linking is enabled''
 
  
 
==Withdrawn Proposals==
 
==Withdrawn Proposals==
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This page brings together all the current Proposals that are on the Wiki; they are categorized into major sections.

See also:

  • Roadmap: Team members may or may not argue here for their views as to how development should happen going forward
  • Audacity Development Projects : lists development work in progress or planned for Audacity
  • Big Architectural Ideas: designing a new architecture for Audacity
  • Feature Requests: suggestions for new or enhanced Audacity features. In particular see the Highest Rated section and note that not all of these highest rated feature requests currently have Proposals developed for them.
This is how we get from ideas to new releases of Audacity
Feature Requests   -->   Proposals   -->   Projects   -->   Releases

These proposal have been moved to GitHub

Proposal Label Track Info Peter GitHub display the count of point, region and pre-zero labels in the Label Track Info area.
Proposal Locking and/or Hiding Pan and Gain sliders Peter GitHub to avoid accidental unintended nudges
Proposal: GUI Custom Resets for Toolbar Layouts Usability Peter GitHub GUI available way for a user to save/restore their carefully created Audacity settings for Toolbars layouts
Proposal: Earlier Disk Over-run Warnings Usability Peter GitHub increase Audacity's resilience to situation where disk over-run causes problems
Proposal Page Tabled Memory and Event Layout Usability Paul facilitate the environment that would be conducive to both multi-threading and non-destructive processing.
Proposal Timer Record Improvements Phase-2 Timer Record Peter GitHub allow access to Audacity's recording controls once a "Timer Record" has been initiated
Proposal Improvements to the Timer Record time data-entry spinbox controls Timer Record Peter GitHub improvements to the time data-entry spinbox controls in Timer Record
Proposal DC Offset removal DC Peter GitHub a proposal to rationalize DC management offset removal
Proposal Auto Detect Audio Device Changes Peter/Gale GitHub detect changes in devices as they happen, e.g. plugging in or out a USB audio device
Proposal: Chris-like compressor Steve, Peter GitHub a new Nyquist compressor based on Chris's Dynamic Compressor v1.2.6 and include it as one of our distributed Nyquist effects
Proposal Effect Presets Bill, Peter GitHub Display the name of a named user preset when it is loaded. Indicate in this display area when a named user preset has been altered
Proposal: add a new Tracks menu command for rendering tracks Usability Robert, Peter GitHub Currently you cannot render multiple tracks, only one at a time
Proposal: Rationalizing where new tracks are created to aid usability and consistency Usability Peter GitHub a proposal to rationalize where new tracks are created to aid usability and consistency
Proposal: Render MIDI tracks to audio Usability Peter GitHub a proposal to enable users to mix and render MIDI Note Tracks to audio

These proposal have NOT been moved to GitHub

Proposal Category Champion Status Description
Proposal Low Hanging Fruit This is an umbrella proposal gathering together several existing proposals which if tackled could produce huge benefits for our users.
Proposal Effect Menu Categorization James Muse categorize the effect menu into sub-menus
Proposal Fish Eye Paul Some method, or maybe a choice of several, for simultaneously looking at the same waveform at different resolutions.
Proposal: Improvements to Scrubbing - Phase-3 Muse further improve the user interface for Audacity's Scrubbing
Proposal Smart Help James context sensitive help in the preferences panels
Proposal Improvements to the Manage Effects/Generators/Analyzers GUI Gale Muse spin off from Bug #1018
Proposal Stop "Here" provide a graphical method for Stopping with setting cursor at stop point.
Proposal MultiButtons James We are about to have problems with too many different kinds of button for play.
Proposal new Zoom Toolbar James Muse? separate off the zoom controls from the Edit Toolbar - and increase zoom functionality
Proposal Improvement of Transport Toolbar improve the User Interface relating to the indication of the recording state
Proposal Vertical Scale GUI Improvements Muse? three proposed improvements to the GUI of the Vertical Scale. Each could be tackled individually or as a set
Proposal Cursor Behaviour Improvements Muse? about the selection cursor and making its behaviour consistent with the selection range
Proposal Smoother Playback Scrolling making improvements to scrolling while playing back or recording
Proposal Space Savers James a mix of proposals for saving space in the GUI
Proposal TrackPanel Evolution James a radical change to the TrackPanel
Proposal Woozle's Interface Tweaks a particular user's comments
Proposal Reorganizing Preferences, Track control menu, and View Settings Muse Per-track setting of spectrogram parameters, and other related things
Proposal Waterfall Spectrograms Paul Spectrogram views with perspective
Proposal Monitoring On James Monitoring no longer has to be explicitly turned on.
Proposal Play-at-Speed Real time play at speed, and with a resizable slider main parts completed - sub-items yet to be done
Proposal Zoom Context Zooming that better preserves the context of where the user is actually working.
Proposal: Reserved keys for custom key bindings EAG reserve a set of special keys/key combinations for a user's custom key bindings
Proposal Crossfade EAG a simplified interface for cross-fading from one track to another
Proposal Normalize & Amplify Consolidation EAG merge the Amplify and Normalize effects into a single effect
Proposal Threading and Acceleration Research where and how to enable and architect parallel processing
Proposal Change Speed Enhancements EAG addition of a time spinner or other interface element to set or indicate the final duration of the selected audio
Proposal Plot Spectrum Enhancements EAG enhancing and expanding the functionality of Audacity's Plot Spectrum command
Proposal Select Then Act EAG James split detection from action in a number of effects
Proposal Transcription Editor Usability improve audacity for audio transcription and subtitling
Proposal: Import Appended Usability Import multiple files end-to-end in a single track
Proposal Multi-event Timer Record Timer Record add multi-event scheduling to Timer Record
Proposal Envelope Tool various improvements to the Envelope Tool
Proposal Easy Avoid Clipping on many tracks save users the tedium of changing the levels individually on multiple tracks when their track balance is already satisfactory but shows clipping
Proposal Label Enhancements multiple proposals for enhancements to label tracks
Proposal Audio Diff Research James implement comparison of audio data using a variant of the diff algorithm
Proposal Beat Finder find periodic beats in a piece of music and show these graphically in a track - Note that this can be achieved with the Queen Mary Vamp plug-ins
Proposal Source Separation Research James Muse GSoC the opposite of mixing - a feature that will allow parts of a single audio stream to be separated
Proposal Team Tools James improve tools used by the Audacity team.
Proposal DC Management DC a proposal for automatically removing DC bias
Proposal Languages Ecosystem Language James an ecosystem of programs built around Audacity, for language learners
Proposal Structured Audio Language James proposal for a structured audio format, primarily for language learners
Proposal General Scripting or Python Integration Automation Nick Hilton Create a new framework for scripting many aspects of Audacity.
Proposal Single Splash James eliminate most of the dialogs at startup.
The Multiproject Wormcan This is a page for working out what multiproject behaviours we want for Audacity.
Proposal Development of spectral selection and manipulation Paul discussion paper for the post 2.1.1 development of spectral work
Proposal Metadata Options Cliff add options for metadata processing, so that users can merge existing metadata more easily
Proposal Focus And Multiselect Usability James a proposal to modify focus behaviour, with a view to better multi-selecting
Proposal: Make a newly recorded track selected as well as focused Usability Cliff a proposal to make a newly recorded track selected as well as focused
Proposal Log / Linear Envelope Option Usability Steve change to linear fades.



See also: Full list of Proposal related pages.

Completed Proposals

Superseded proposals

Menus

Peter 21Jun17: James confirms that all these are superseded by his Menu changes from DarkAudacity that were ported over and tweaked for Audacity 2.2.0

Withdrawn Proposals