How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

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How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

Permanent link to this post Posted by sagetyrtle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:44 pm

I'm using Ubuntu 17.04. Audacity was automatically upgraded to 2.2.0 and is unusable on my system.

How do I downgrade to 2.1.3?

Thanks so much for any help and suggestions.
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Re: How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:11 pm

The version of Audacity in Ubuntu 17.04 is Audacity 2.1.2-2.

Where does your version of Audacity come from?
What are the bugs that are causing problems for you?
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Re: How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

Permanent link to this post Posted by sagetyrtle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:44 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your help.

I've been using 2.1.3 on my system with no problems. As I recall, I got it from the PPA because the align keyboard shortcut does not work with 2.1.2.

None of my keyboard shortcuts are reliably working, and I can no longer export to a selection using a keyboard shortcut without deselecting and reselecting again.
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Re: How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:55 pm

You will need to uninstall Audacity, then remove or disable the PPA from your SourcesList.
Then visit the PPA, download the deb package for 2.1.3 and install it.

sagetyrtle wrote:None of my keyboard shortcuts are reliably working

Are you aware that Audacity 2.2.0 has a reduced set of predefined shortcuts by default? (The full list of shortcuts is also available)
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/keyb ... rence.html

sagetyrtle wrote: I can no longer export to a selection using a keyboard shortcut without deselecting and reselecting again.

Before you get rid of 2.2.0, could you give steps to reproduce that. If it's a reproducible bug it can be fixed.
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Re: How to downgrade to 2.1.3? 2.2.0 is far too buggy.

Permanent link to this post Posted by sagetyrtle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi Steve,

Fantastic, I was able to do exactly that and I'm back in happyland with 2.1.3. Though my keyboard shortcuts were labeled correctly in 2.2.0, they still only worked half the time. Unfortunately I can't give steps as I've already uninstalled 2.2.0. Really appreciate your fast response.
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