How do I go back to the previous version of Audacity?

How do I revert to the previous version of Audacity? The new version adds nothing that I use and is very flaky. Adjustable fade doesn’t work, says “not enough room to paste”! Also, I have always mixed together parts of two tracks by exporting to another page, mixing, then pasting over the longer of the two sections of track. This now causes the program to crash. That’s all I’ve found so far but I’ve only been using it for half an hour. I just want to go back to the previous version but can’t find out how.

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To work around that issue, enable the option “Preferences > Tracks Behaviors > Editing a clip can move other clips”.

Uninstall your current version,
then pick the version that you want from Fosshub .
Download and install.
If you’re on Windows, enable the option “Reset Preferences” during the installation. On other platforms, reset Preferences on first run (“Tools menu > Reset Configuration”).

I also find the new version unusable. You have to uninstall it first and then install the old version: Old Audacity versions download

Thanks to everyone. I sort of panicked but have now found a previous version in my DOWNLOADS folder. Equanimity has been restored. :slightly_smiling_face:

Can you give me more precise steps to follow that demonstrate this bug. I’ve tried to reproduce it, but failed to do so.

I’ve not been able to reproduce it with Adjustable Fade, though it is easy to reproduce with other effects such as Delay. (There needs to be at least one clip after the selected audio which “gets in the way” of the processed clip).

I’m guessing that there may be an obscure edge case with Adjustable Fade, where the returned audio may be one sample longer than the selected audio, though I have not been able to produce this.

Thanks for letting me know.

adjustable fade.aup3 (1.7 MB)

I played around repeatedly making a selection, and eventually got an example which throws the error message.

Well done David. Notice that the bug affects all Nyquist plug-in effects.

Even this code (in the Nyquist Prompt) produces the error:


That code just returns the selected audio back to the track.
It seems likely that there’s an error in how the length is calculated - perhaps a mismatch between time in seconds and time as sample count.

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