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Catch-up CHANGELOG.txt for this version and the two previous

Paul Licameli 4 years ago
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List of significant changes and bug fixes going back to version 1.1.0
Changes in version 2.2.1:
* Waveform colorways
You can optionally change the colorway of the waveforms displayed in your project.
The setting is per track and not per project so you can have multiple colorways
in the same project.
* "Save Other" reverts to "Export" in the File menu
When we made the menu changes for 2.2.0 we introduced an entry into the File menu
called "Save Other" which led to a sub-menu for exporting various audio formats.
Many users were confused by this change and found it hard to find where they could
export audio from. So for 2.2.1 we have changed that menu entry to be File > Export.
Bug Fixes
* Release 2.2.1 was mainly a maintenance release.
Soon after the release of 2.2.0 we discovered some problematical bugs in Audacity:
Bug #1767 - Opening a second project from Mac's Finder produces a second
inaccessible instance of Audacity
Bug #1770 - Crash applying certain chain files
Bug #1783 - Preview fails when selection extends before zero
Bug #1787 - Auto-scroll stopped working in 2.2.0
Bug #1765 - Using File > Open to import audio gives wrong zoom level
and no scroll bar slider
Changes in version 2.2.0:
* Four Selectable themes provided, with new 'Light' theme as default,
plus option to customize
* Many menu changes:
* Menus Reorganized
* Extended menu bar provided
* New keyboard commands for working with clips
* Help buttons ? in Preferences, Effects, Generators and Analyzers - and
other places
* Non-Greying out of effects when no selection (and explanatory dialog
with help button)
* Playback of MIDI (and Allegro) files imported into Note Tracks is
now available.
* 'Center' option in Selection Toolbar
* Stem plots
* Major overhaul to documentation/manual including many new images and
streamlined text on landing pages for in-program help.
Other Changes
* Append-record is now the default (use Shift + Record for old behavior,
to record on a new track)
* The Esc key now cancels all click-and-drag actions. It also chooses among
overlapping mouse click targets, which is especially useful in the Multi-Tool.
* Sync-Lock button removed (use menu item or keyboard shortcut instead)
* New preferences and preference pages
* Overhaul of much code:
* Overhaul of envelope handling code to deal with some anomalies
* Overhaul of exception handling for greater safety
* New Logo
Bug Fixes
* Major work on bug fixing. 198 bugs that were in 2.1.3 were fixed for 2.2.0.
* The most serious bug fixed this time round was bug 437 which was
about what happens when Audacity is recording and runs out of storage.
* Most of the bugs fixed were more minor, such as bug 463 which was
about a case in which the numbering on the timeline could display
incorrect times.
Changes in version 2.1.3:
* Interface:
* (macOS) Support for horizontal scroll on Magic Mouse / Trackpad and for
Trackpad pinch/expand zoom gestures.
* Pinned option on waveform makes waveform move and recording/playing head
stay still.
* Timer Record options to save/export/exit after recording.
* Scrub Ruler and optional Scrub Toolbar.
* New shortcuts ALT+RIGHT and ALT+LEFT (move to labels without editing).
* Effects:
* Effects no longer grayed out when paused.
* New Distortion effect (replaces Leveller).
* SBSMS (higher quality but slower) option on Change Tempo / Change Pitch
* New Rhythm Track generator (replaces Click Track).
* New Generator for Sample Data Import.
* Nyquist effects now significantly faster.
* Other Changes:
* Upgraded the PortAudio library to v19 rev r1966. This gives Audacity
Windows 10 support.
* (Windows) DirectSound now records 24-bit samples.
* (macOS) now has its resources inside it rather than in a
separate folder, so installation to /Applications/ is cleaner.
* (macOS) Audacity 2.1.3 provides partial support for Sierra. Details at .
Bug fixes:
Over 60 bugs fixed, including five longstanding bugs.
Changes in version 2.1.2:
* Interface: