I am using and have been since available,
Linux Mint 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ MATE 64-bit
Audacity 2.3.3 just loaded 01July2021 from the Linux Package Manager
- What happened, - all was well and had been for several years, and of not updating Linux Mint, then did. I was always “conservative” and selective. Then, about two weeks ago or so, decided, well, they’re on Mint 20.x and have not seen any issues, so updated all. All went well, no problems.
However, then in Audacity, the 1.x version, default with Linux in the Package Manager, - then when I for example went to change a Track Label, Name I could not “Backspace” [Key] over the text. - Annoying but didn’t think much of it. Then notice the same in the Meta Data when exporting.
What I did was Mouse Pointer caught text, and what was highlighted was changed, corrected.
– So, to find fault with Audacity or, Linux as origin I needed to use all more for a while. And, did allot of Searches in every way possible about a Backspace Key not working. - Nothing. Backspace works ANY other place, software.
So, I rechecked for updates on Linux, - fully up to date as of today, - all.
I went to load the latest version of Audacity and only just now see the 2.3.3 version come up (it never came up prior as an option), – in the Package Manager (Software Mgr, same, since just shows what I have loaded now, showed only the 1.x prior to update.)
So I proceeded and, I deleted/removed the prior version of Audacity, and loaded 2.3.3 and checked the Backspace Key, - still, same issue, - will not delete Text in the Label Box, will not back over anything, and the Arrow Key does nothing, too. So, I am thinking there is an issue with some driver with my “msi” Intel Corei7, NVIDIA GTX950M, - drivers, etc.
I can live with it, but if do not have to, why do so.
I have done all already online stated that anyone may find (nothing here), - even deleted/renamed the config file to generate a new one, etc. I went into the Preferences and looked up Backspace and is the Delete Key. In the prior Audacity, tried reentering and etc., - no change.
So, I live with the typos in Meta Data and Labels or Mouse Pointer highlight to correct, or there’s a fix. So, Linux Mint had an update in some “peripheral” item (and why I don’t update stuff) and I did not catch it soon enough to then try degrading whatever it may have been, I guess, and oh well.
When I searched here now, the sight just sat there and was grinding away on “Backspace” (search waiting), or any combination and got a “500” error (to me is a permissions error?). So, I signed up, - same, grinds away and then “500” errors.
So, I post a new topic since don’t, can’t know if exists already.
So, if there’s a fix, let me know. I realize I may have needed to upgrade to 2.3.3 to even get the 3.x available now? And, so I have. I’m not interested in “just upgrading” (I was quite happy with 1.x actually - I don’t use plug’ins and etc., as a 1+1 “demos” only recording), – and, since so many changes now done without asking first, so will wait.
- And, fyi, I tend to only load via the Package Handler since if from there, is typically - stable in every way. So, if 3.x is the fix, well, I may then, wait until shows up in the Linux Package Handler. Linux Mint 18.x is supported through 2021 prior needing to update to 20.x I just read through, unless someone here has further with reference links?
Okay then, thank you! (I may not be back “here”, fyi, right away, - I don’t “lurk” and keep checking; wait a few days and give folks a chance to see and say, etc. - fyi. I am hoping if I get a response your systems will email me a notice, having selected that below.)