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Peter 18Jul16: This is a page to act as a workbench for my testing on W10 and macOS.

Some DEVEL FIXMADE bugs get "parked" by me as they involve downloading plug-ins from sites I know nothing about - I am not prepared to risk that.

See the Talk page for bugs resolved in earlier releases.





Devel Fix-Made


Parked - because I don't have the wherewithal to test these


To be tested

  • P4 1441 - Mac: Imported file names containing '/' or "\" change the slash to ':' in the trackname (and in the project window header)
  • P4 2416 - Mac: Grabbers of other toolbars get "pushed" when dragging another toolbar over them
  • P4 2097 - Mac: File list ignored at the command line

What's to be done about this/these

  • P2 2437 - Mac: "Open with" fails when Audacity is running - OK on my Big Sur Mac and Cliff's Mojave Mac - fails on Bill's Catalina Mac
  • P5 866 - FFmpeg: Audacity rejects FFmpeg in PATH/doesn't search PATH if invalid libs are in FFmpeg path - I don't want to mess with my FFmpeg config

The Bugs tested so far on Windows and that look to be good to go so far on W10 - still to be tested on macOS and Linux


The Bugs to be tested on macOS


The Bugs tested so far on Mac and that look to be good to go so far on macOS still to be tested on Windows and Linux


The Bugs tested so far and that look to be good to go so far on W10 and macOS still to be tested on Linux

  • P4 2571 - Linux: No digit highlight in Edit Label time / frequency controls


Archive this list to the Talk page on release.


  • P1 208 - Some effects (including equalization effects) delete Envelope Control Points, or do not move them when timeline changes
  • P1 2367 - Change Pitch effect may create spurious clip at end
  • P1 2492 - Linux: Crash when applying or previewing Sliding Stretch effect on stereo track
  • P1 2544 - "Editing a clip can move other clips" turned off can cause corruption when copying and pasting audio
  • P1 2557 - Spectrogram settings: setting Zero Padding before selecting algorithm Pitch(EAC) can cause a crash.
  • P1 2566 - Spectrogram view: changing algorithm to Pitch (EAC) turns off "Enable Spectral Selection"
  • P1 2597 - Freeze / crash on record to new / append record
  • P1 2630 - A project saved with an imported MP3 with Unicode metadata cannot be opened
  • P1 2656 - Cannot horizontal scroll when paused in Play-at-Speed


  • P2 266 - Set track Sample Format lacks progress dialog
  • P2 1300 - Mac: COMMAND + V paste limitations in standard file save dialogs
  • P2 1579 - Mac: Cut/Copy from file save dialogs using shortcuts does not work
  • P2 1927 - Help > Generate Support Data has very confusing behavior
  • P2 1986 - Linux: Unwanted messages in console
  • P2 2187 - No error/warning message when using a missing aliased audio file
  • P2 2212 - Mac: Keyboard tabbing in Timer Record stuck in left hand panel
  • P2 2296 - There is no Import or Export for Macros
  • P2 2464 - Cannot drag just the selected audio and label with Time Shift Tool
  • P2 2472 - Windows: Initial dropout when recording
  • P2 2473 - Linux: Numbers on meters have opaque backgrounds
  • P2 2480 - Vertical Scale dB does not update when Meter range is changed in Prefs
  • P2 2487 - Playback meters do not respond during preview of non-real-time effects
  • P2 2491 - Reset Configuration does not reset Extended Import preferences
  • P2 2494 - Mac: Copy and Paste issues with label text
  • P2 2496 - Label edit typing prepends selected text rather than replacing it
  • P2 2490 - With an empty rules list in "Extended Import" prefs - Left or Right arrow crashes Audacity
  • P2 2500 - "EQ XML to TXT Converter" fails on CRLF line endings
  • P2 2509 - Filter curve and Graphic EQ help links are broken in release version
  • P2 2513 - Importing a file into a disk that is nearly full gives unhelpful error message
  • P2 2515 - Exporting to a disk with insufficient space gives messages that are not user-friendly or helpful
  • P2 2517 - Mix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate
  • P2 2526 - Mac: multi-projects inhibit label text creation
  • P2 2527 - Reset Configuration does not reset Project rate or selection timers
  • P2 2539 - No "?" help button on disk full error message(s)
  • P2 2573 - High / Low Pass filters limited to ~94 mins stereo at 44100 Hz
  • P2 2581 - Inconsistent behavior when pasting and not enough room
  • P2 2588 - Split / Join sometimes does not work in both channels of stereo track
  • P2 2593 - Play-at-Speed does not play unless you have used normal Play first
  • P2 2607 - Format setting of Wave tracks does not persist
  • P2 2613 - Selection bar sample display incorrectly in German
  • P2 2616 - Labelled Audio Cut and Delete disabled by Sync-Lock
  • P2 2617 - Audacity not responding after switching to Envelope tool
  • P2 2642 - Metadata Editor: Cut and paste does not work properly
  • P2 2659 - Number separators are wrong in the German locale


  • P3 119 - Linux: Export Multiple: "*" and "?" in label or track name wrongly rejected
  • P3 624 - Keyboard Preferences: No check on importing XML file for duplicated bindings
  • P3 666 - Mac: Cannot "Open" audio files named with "\" using File>Open
  • P3 120 - Linux/Mac: Entering "\" in file name when saving projects disallows the save
  • P3 852 - Noise Reduction preview failure when track rate is different from project rate
  • P3 1263 - Build up of aud***.tmp files in Roaming->Audacity if audacity.cfg is locked read-only
  • P3 1264 - Writing to locked audacity.cfg not reported to user
  • P3 1518 - Mac: Selection invisible or in wrong control in generators, effects and analyzers
  • P3 1592 - Sound Activated Recording fails when recording meter disabled
  • P3 1686 - Equalization effects ignore and remove any amplitude envelope
  • P3 1797 - Scrub/seek fails to produce sound output on projects longer than 13.5 hours
  • P3 1901 - Status bar message does not update when Recording or Playback sliders are moved
  • P3 2012 - Nyquist plug-in translations broken when string includes format specifiers
  • P3 2083 - Labels Editor has confusing selection interface - can cause wrong labels to be deleted
  • P3 2109 - Incorrect mute button behaviour when importing into project with soloed track
  • P3 2135 - Audacity crashes if launched with a locked pluginregistry.cfg file
  • P3 2143 - Effects fail silently (and with buildup of .tmp files) when pluginsettings.cfg is locked
  • P3 2209 - Nyquist: Audacity crashes when running seq-write-smf
  • P3 2217 - Metadata: When exporting to FLAC the "Comment" field is ignored and not exported with the audio file
  • P3 2295 - ENH: cannot add a comment in a Macro with Audacity
  • P3 2366 - Macros: Run does "Select All" ignoring setting in Tracks Behaviors Preferences
  • P3 2377 - Mac: Label editor - Ctrl +Tab does not transfer focus to the action buttons
  • P3 2417 - Mac: Metadata - Impossible to select a genre from list
  • P3 2422 - Append Recording always scrolls vertically to bottom track
  • P3 2435 - Some menu commands grayed out when playback paused
  • P3 2438 - Mac: New labels don't have focus if multiple projects opened at same time
  • P3 2445 - Cryptic, unhelpful, error message when importing malformed MP3 file
  • P3 2446 - ENH: ultra-wide toolbars (Play-at-Speed & Mixer) with reticules and no numbers look far too sparse
  • P3 2460 - Enh: Can't select "Multi-view" as default view mode in Tracks preferences
  • P3 2483 - Meter numbers in High Contrast Theme hard to read during Record/Play
  • P3 2485 - Opus files may not show in Import browser
  • P3 2493 - No command for setting Multi-view
  • P3 2498 - Loudness Normalization always displays LUFS on launch
  • P3 2499 - Macros: applying Macro to project always sets first track as focus
  • P3 2501 - Undo for label edit results in a blank label
  • P3 2502 - Nyquist: Progress bar may not work when generating Rhythm Track
  • P3 2505 - ENH: Default Save location stuck at last used by previous installed version
  • P3 2507 - Nyquist fails if track or project name contains quotes
  • P3 2510 - Mac: Drag&Drop of a project file onto Audacity in Apps bar or Finder fails if Audacity is active in the Apps bar
  • P3 2517 - Mix Stereo To Mono incorrectly changes sample rate to Project Rate without resampling - it should resample to the project rate
  • P3 2519 - Noise Gate fails silently on longer selections
  • P3 2522 - In Macros, Record New Track and Play with a selection do not wait for completion.
  • P3 2523 - Audacity may suggest installing FFmpeg even when FFmpeg is installed
  • P3 2524 - ENH: Macros "OK" button is confusing - doesn't do "what it says on the tin"
  • P3 2534 - Change Speed merges selected clip with adjacent clips - residual fix to be tested
  • P3 2552 - fails to print return value from first command
  • P3 2558 - Clip left/right commands can fail to move the cursor
  • P3 2559 - Clips left/right commands: time selection can be shifted incorrectly
  • P3 2563 - Button text ignored in Nyquist "file" widget
  • P3 2564 - Metadata: Artist and Year tags missing on M4A(AAC) exports
  • P3 2572 - Multi-byte characters may corrupt Json from mod-script-pipe
  • P3 2578 - Linux/Windows: Export 24-bit AIFF exports as 16-bit
  • P3 2583 - Incorrect split placement after paste
  • P3 2584 - "GetInfo: Envelopes" returns incorrect track numbers
  • P3 2585 - Incorrect help file address for Loudness Normalization
  • P3 2606 - Imported tracks should not have less bit depth than Quality Preference
  • P3 2608 - Audacity reacts to shift key when it is not the front application
  • P3 2611 - Mixer Board does not stay on top of main window
  • P3 2622 - Track name overlay is opaque
  • P3 2639 - Sound Activated Recording level depends on Input Meter options
  • P3 2646 - Edit Labels dialog at default size "hides" the Frequency data
  • P3 2649 - Launching Audacity with a locked audacity.cfg file gives not one but three error messages - and no help
  • P3 2650 - Virgin launch fails with no pluginregistry.cfg file created
  • P3 2651 - If pluginregistry.cfg gets locked while Audacity is active the Plug-in Manager is blocked - with no help
  • P3 2652 - User is not warned if they launch Audacity with a locked pluginsettings.cfg file
  • P3 2661 - Status bar not updated on language change