thanks for spotting the typo,
On 28 October 2017 at 15:00, Matt Turner <meturner2214@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just reading the user guide.
And where you are talking about splitting clips, instead of split, there's
Anyway thought you should no.
On 10/28/2017 9:49 AM, David Bailes wrote:
thanks for giving your feedback.
1. The commands in the mute sub menu in the tracks menu. These commands
act on all the tracks, rather than just the focused track, and so are there
for convenience. As to why there are not any Solo equivalents, I suppose
it's assumed that you would not want to solo a large number of tracks at
the same time.
2. The commands in the pan sub menu in the tracks menu. If there are any
selected tracks, then these commands act on these selected tracks,
otherwise, they act on all the tracks. So again, they are there for
convenience if you want to set the pan for a number of tracks at the same
3. The Ext-Bar > Tools sub menu. The items in this menu are for settings
various modes when using the mouse to interact with the tracks, so you can
just ignore these.
4. The extra menus contain just about all the commands that aren't in the
standard menus, so this does result in commands being in the menus, such as
cursor right and left, which make the user question why they are included.
5. Renaming of items in menus. Even if the names have been changed
slightly, the identifiers used for storing customized keystrokes will
still be the same, so you shouldn't have to reassign your keystrokes. The
only case where I know there is a change is for the record commands, since
the the default has been changed to record append.
On 28 October 2017 at 13:50, Robbie <tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here are my thoughts and findings after a first test run.
In the Tracks menu, Mute and Pan now have their own submenus. Whether
that's useful is debatable, because I don't see anyone going through the
menu each time they want to mute or unmute a track. Yes, Mute/Unmute was in
the Tracks menu before, but I never saw the point. Why Mute but not Solo?
Since all the above are found in the Ext-Command menu, they might as well
be left out of the tracks menu, to further slim it.
The same applies to Pan. Why put Pan in the Tracks menu, but not Gain?
Again, Pan and Gain are found in Ext-Command, so why not drop Pan from the
Regarding the rearrangement of the menus, I can see why some of the
changes would make Audacity easier to work with. Putting all the menu items
blindies have keystrokes for in menus you can hide is a nice touch.
I had to smile at the Cursor submenu in Ext-Command though. Who would go
through the menu to move the cursor right, if they could just press cursor
right? I mean, it's the cursor. It's even got its own Keys.
I don't know what to make of the Tools submenu in Ext-Bar. For instance,
what is Ext-Bar > Tools > Selection Tool supposed to do? I tried it with
the Selection Toolbar enabled as well as disabled and it doesn't seem to
have any effect.
I can't comment on the look of the high contrast theme, being fully
blind, but it's an excellent idea, which I shall recommend to VI-friends.
Unfortunately, all the items in the Ext-Bar > Transport submenu plus a
few others have apparently been renamed, so I need to reassign my key
strokes. If I want to work with this version that is. I'm not yet convinced
that it serves me any better than version 2.1.3.
While the design is more customizable, and the usability improved for
newbies, for my own use of Audacity there doesnâ€™t seem to be an advantage
in switching to version 2.2.0.
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*Subject:* [audacity4blind] Audacity 2.2.0 release candidate available
For those of you who are interested in testing a release candidate of
Audacity 2.2.0, this is a link to the portable version:
If you want this version of Audacity to use its own separate settings,
then after you have extracted the files, in the folder that contains
Audacity.exe create a folder with the name Portable Settings.
For a summary of new features see:
2. A section in the introduction of my guide:
If you find any bugs, or have any comments about this new version, just
post them to this list,