Release Notes 2.2.2

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Audacity 2.2.2 was released on day month year.
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Changes since previous version

See the New Features page in the Manual for more information about improvements and other changes.


  1. Dropout detection
  2. Improved zooming
    • Zooming with the mouse wheel
    • Zoom Toggle
  3. Vertical Zooming changes
  4. Extra menu
  5. Theme tweaks
  6. Easier access to changing key bindings for shortcuts
  7. Language selection in Preferences

Other Changes

Bug Fixes

For those who really have to know, the list of bugs fixed in 2.2.2 is here.
  • Multiple use of "Save As" to the existing open project can result in data corruption/loss
  • Crash undoing during record, using Discard button of History window
  • Exporting audio in compressed formats to device with insufficient space produces inconsistent/truncated results
  • In Export Multiple, Cancel does not remove the file that is in progress when Cancel is chosen
  • Unicode page encodings fixed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Crash using SBSMS pitch change at low sample rate
  • (Mac) Equalization: "Telephone" curve displays a flat line, no sound on Preview
  • Toolbars: open undocked if previously not shown, unless Reset Toolbars first
  • Analysis effects that create labels should give focus to label track
  • Control value may be out of range when using FloatingPointValidator
  • Analysis effects produce false indication that a label is open for editing
  • Import Uncompressed File Dialog Incorrect Reference to Menu Item
  • Wave Color not grayed out in TCP dropdown menu when in Spectrogram view
  • Hover indication on note track channel toggle appears on all tracks (when they rerender)
  • Installer has old logo for 2.2.1 and 2.2.0

Supported Platforms

Audacity is for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop machines. There is no version of Audacity for Android or iPhone.


  • Audacity 2.2.2 requires the CPU to support the SSE2 instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003. To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install CPU-Z. If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 see the Legacy Windows page on the Audacity Website.
  • 2.2.2 does not officially support Windows XP.

macOS / Mac OS X


  • Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.
    • Audacity may compile on Gentoo, Debian, Mint.
    • Audacity does not currently compile on SuSE Linux.


See our list of issues for much more detail of issues with Audacity 2.2.2.
  • Below are listed what we believe are the most common and important issues with 2.2.2 for most users.


  • Far less of Audacity is properly accessible to visually impaired users than we would like. Currently the best supported platform for accessibility is Windows. We lost a lot of custom accessibility programming when we had to move to a more recent version of the wxWidgets library. A lot more detail about accessibility limitations can be found here


We track these and many other bugs in our 'bugzilla' database.
  • Click on the bug numbers to see work done on these bugs.

{{ednote|The bugzilla query below needs to be edited for the issues we want to highlight in this release}

IDSummary (5 tasks) ID
42Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quit42
1726Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problems1726
1767Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity1767
276Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams276
1765Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar slider1765

This table, which is just for editors, is direct from bugzilla for bugs 33,42,276,1726

Summary (5 tasks) cf_releasenotetextID
Timer Record occasionally carries on recording past the scheduled end, requiring force quitGROUP:Timer Record
  • (Windows and MacOS) On a few machines, Timer Record may not respond to a request to stop the recording or may carry on recording past the scheduled end time. The Elapsed and Remaining Time counters may stop counting. In this case it will be necessary to force quit Audacity. On a few affected machines, the problem can be avoided if you leave focus on Audacity or ensure it has focus when recording is due to end.
Linux: MIDI playback timing / synchronisation problemsGROUP: MIDI
  • (Linux) The timing of notes during MIDI playback may sound erratic on some machines. Optimizing the system for low latency MIDI playback can help to reduce the inaccuracies.
  • 1726
    Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second inaccessible instance of Audacity1767
    Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streamsGROUP:Miscellaneous platform-specific issues
    • (Linux) A playback or recording freeze, recording dropouts or fast playback may occur when using PulseAudio. Freezes may be caused by repeatedly starting and stopping playback or recording in quick succession (or by holding down the Play or Record button).
    Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level and no scroll bar sliderGroup: Imports and Exports
  • When using File>Open to import an audio file , the file will be imported showing at normal zoom level (In earlier Audacity versions the audio was zoomed to fit the Audacity window). Also the zoom toolbar may not show the scroll-slider in the horizontal scroll-bar.
    • Workaround
      • Use Play or any zoom to restore the scroll-slider to the scroll-bar
      • Use the "Fit project in Window" button in the Edit toolbar (or its shortcut Ctrl+F, Cmd+F on Mac) to restore the zoom level obtaining in earlier Audacity versions.
  • 1765