I always used to use the link in the Help menu to download the HTML menu. However, the web page links to a Google search page that reports Google as not supporting Audacity downloads any more. I followed all the links to the various Audacity pages, but the only available manual was the on-line web-based manual. There is no longer a download area for the Linux documentation.
I intend to cheat and copy the file from another of my Linux machines, but it would be helpful if the manual could be added to the sourcecode donwload pages for Linux.
Yes Steve, thanks for that, but I’m sorry if I have not made myself clear.
I have been to that page from a number of different directions, but as royleith said in the beginning, when we click on the link that says Download the zipped manual “the web page links to a Google search page that reports Google as not supporting Audacity downloads any more.”
This is what I meant when I said try it and you will see - try and follow the link to a file you can actually download.
I have just tried it again and still no success.
It does not “go to a search page”. Using Audacity built from our source code, it goes to the address above.
If you think it goes to a search page, please tell us exactly where you obtained Audacity from, what distribution of Linux you are using, and please attach a screen shot of what you are seeing. See How to attach files to forum posts.
Note that Audacity only supplies source code for Linux. Individual Linux distros may change Audacity as they see fit and we have no control over that.
Please note that is the same address that is shown in the screen capture that I posted (and the same address that Gale posted). That is the correct web address (“URL”) for the manual download page (as shown in the screen capture).
If your web browser does not go to that address when you click on the link, then there is a problem with your web browser.
A likely explanation is that your web browser has been hijacked by a virus or other malware. I’ve seen this kind of thing happen with “browser toolbar” add-ons. How that works is that the malware intercepts the URL that you enter, and redirects the browser to a different URL. Usually the purpose of this is so that the creator of the malware can then claim advertising revenue from the sites that it redirects to. Another common reason is to redirect the browser to other malware sites. There is more information about browser hijacking on Wikipedia: Browser hijacking - Wikipedia
You should immediately run a thorough scan for viruses and other malware using up to date, reputable, anti-malware software.
Is there something wrong with what I am doing? Are these not the correct links?
What do you get when you follow those links? Have you tried them?
(I didn’t post these urls earlier as I assumed (!) you would investigate and find the same results.)