[audacity4blind] Release candidates for Audacity 2.1.2

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Audacity4blind <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:50:07 +0000 (UTC)

there are release candidates for Audacity 2.1.2 for windows if anyone on the
list would like to test them. If no major bugs are found, then these will
become the official release in about a week's time
There's both an .exe file which installs, and a .zip file which you can unzip
and just run:



Most of the changes in this version are "under the hood".
As far as accessibility is concerned, there's both good and bad news.
The good news is that on Windows 7 and earlier, pressing C to play cut preview
now always simply works.
The bad news that there's a problem with NVDA not reading pressed keys in these
1. In the time controls on the selection bar.
2. Anywhere in the main window, then if the keystroke is an Audacity shortcut,
then the keystroke is not read out.
3. In a label track, when typing in a label name, key presses are not read.
Unfortunately, this problem with NVDA was discovered late in the release cycle,
and there wasn't an obvious quick fix.

For Mac users, the 2.1.2 version will not be accessible for voiceover users,
but an accessible version of 2.1.1 is going to be made available on the
Audacity website - this will be the same version as the one previously made
available on this list.


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