2.3.2 bug: Time Shift with tracks sync-locked crashes audacity

Steps to repeat:

  1. create a new file in Audacity
  2. create multiple tracks.
  3. turn on Sync-Lock (Tracks, Sync-Lock Tracks checked)
  4. Click on the Time Shift Tool.
  5. Attempt to move tracks to the right (for example)
  6. It crashes.

Expected result: all tracks should time shift in sync (including label tracks!)

Audacity Build bd2956.
macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave)

Yep, that’s a bug. Thanks for reporting it. I’ve added it to our bug tracker.

As a workaround, add a label track below the audio tracks. Then the crash does not occur.
– Bill

Not for me - I have a label track below my audio tracks, and the bug and crash still occur.

I’ve attached a photo of my latest recording that shows my label track.

Thanks for treating this as the bug I perceived it to be.
Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 2.06.43 PM.jpg

Sigh. Sorry for the misdirection. It worked for me. But…

The developers and QA folks are having a tough time tracking this one down. It is not yet clear what exact set of steps, number of tracks, selectedness, etc. are needed to reliably reproduce it.

Thanks for your patience.

– Bill

If there’s anything you’d like me to do to help you try and track it down, I’m happy to try.

Thanks. It’s been resolved: https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2176 and will be fixed in the 2.3.3 release (coming soon!).
– Bill


Thank you so much. Until I figured out that it was related to sync-lock, it was driving me nuts. Even now, I still accidentally crash and have to recover work. I really appreciate you and everyone chasing this down.