Release Notes 1.3.2

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These Release Notes partially describe new features introduced with Audacity 1.3.2.

Audacity 1.3.2 was current from 30 October 2006 to 17 May 2007 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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Usability improvements

  • New selection bar
  • New features for label tracks
  • Improved toolbar docking flexibility
  • Menu renaming and reorganization
  • Selection, ruler, and playback control improvements

Major improvements to some built-in effects

  • New Repair effect
  • Improved Equalization effect
  • Many fixes and minor improvements to other effects

Improved accessibility for the visually impaired

  • Improvements for screen readers, accessibility of tracks, and hot keys

Timer recording

Auto-save and automatic crash recovery

New features and bug fixes for Nyquist

Restructured Preferences dialog

Improved batch processing

File format export improvements

Intel Mac support

Many bug fixes and stability improvements


  • Using F keys to change current tool mode is now properly reflected graphically (Markus Meyer)
  • When using the multi-tool mode, the project is now only redrawn when necessary (Markus Meyer)
  • In Multitool mode, you can now press Ctrl to temporarily enter slide mode for single clips (Markus Meyer)

Label track

  • Added a new set of functions under Edit->Labeled Regions designed to work on selected labels. With this change, for example, it is possible to silence all regions marked by labels in a label track by selecting the label track and then choosing Edit->Labeled Regions->Silence. Other functions implemented are Delete, Split Delete, Join and Disjoin (Arun Kishore)
  • When clicking on a Label textbox, if other tracks are selected, only those tracks remain selected with the selection region changed to the label boundaries. With this, it is possible to select only certain tracks with the label (Arun Kishore)
  • Added HOME and END functionality to label editing. (Leland Lucius)
  • TAB/Shift TAB to get to the first or last labels and to cycle back out again.
  • Clicking labels select area in selected tracks only (Arun Kishore)


"Native" effects

  • Forgotten Click Removal effect is added from 1.2.x branch (Craig DeForest and Richard Ash)
  • Equalization effect has undergone major changes. It has now saveable presets, larger canvas and two ways to change EQ curve