I’m using Audacity 2.1.1 with ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem with the amplify effect.
When I want to assign a numeric valor, I can’t write anything, with the numpad or the other keys of my keyboard (the are working very well). Curiously I can erase the numbers but I can’t write…
I have to use the cursor…
I tried with Phather filter : the problem is here too…
Is the problem only with the Amplify effect or other effects too?
What value are you trying to enter into which box?
Are you using the numbers on the numeric keypad, or the numbers above the letters on the keyboard?
Look in “Help > About Audacity > Build Information”. Does it say that Audacity is using WxWisgets 2.8.x or WxWidgets 3.x.x?
This could be a very old and known hardware bug with some keyboards. Seems to happen to Adobe installers in the part where you type in the serial number. Problem happens only with numbers. Every other character works, but of course, the Audacity dialog only accepts numbers.
You could try to type a dot or comma, as these are allowed too. Just as a test.
On some keyboards, only the decimal part of the keyboard will allow you to type numbers. No good for laptops, as these usually don’t have decimal keypads.
1- Only the 6 key can write in effects boxes (6 - and | incluided !!!). I did not noticed it before…
2- Back space is working too. (I can delete)
3- I tryed with an other keyboard, but it’s the same.
4- I had a single additional small numeric keypad. I unpluged it and reboot : it’s the same…
Do you mean “<” and “|” ?
Was that a typing error or is your “<” key coming out as a “-” ?
First we need to establish if this is a bug in Audacity, or a bug somewhere else.
So far this is the only report that we have seen for this problem, so at the moment it looks like it is most likely due to a setup problem on your computer.
What keyboard layout do you have?
What language selection do you have in Audacity? (if you have not changed it, it will be set for “system”).
What language is Ubuntu set for?
Have you had similar issues with any other applications?
Do numbers type correctly in labels? (see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/label_tracks.html)
The standard built-in effects are written in C++ using WxWidgets, which is the same as most of the rest of Audacity.
According to Wikipedia, AZERTY keyboards use “upper case” for number (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY)
Have you tried with both upper and lower case, Caps Lock on and Caps Lock off, Num Lock on and Num Lock off (and all combinations of these)?
I tried it in Ubuntu 14.04 in 2.1.1 release (so built with wx2.8.12) by setting input language to French in the “Text Entry” settings - this seems to produce AZERTY layout. I can type numbers in effects by using SHIFT so please try that.
Using SHIFT to type numbers in effects works in our current code too, which has changed to use wx3.0.2.
Our current code has a problem in wx3 with label tracks which I will put on Bugzilla. There seems no way to type numbers in labels in AZERTY layout. Using SHIFT still produces letters like lower case does, and NUMPAD number entry does nothing. NUMPAD also does nothing in labels in English/QWERTY.
I am also having this problem on both my desktop and my laptop, in particular, the inability to enter numbers in most effects using my US keyboard’s numeric keypad. This is true whether I use the Audacity 2.1.1 packages from the ubuntuhandbook1 ppa or compile it myself. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 on both systems. Unfortunately, this is a showstopper for my workflow as I regularly process hundreds of samples, making frequent use of the numeric keypad. I have gone back to 2.1.0 for now (self-compiled), which works just fine.
Gale Andrews, please let me know if I can provide any helpful information on this case.
According to KDE, my keyboard layout is “English (US)”, with the map “us” and the keyboard model reported as “Generic | Generic 101-key PC”.
It was compiled using wx184.108.40.206. Should I try it with wx3 instead?
I went through all of Audacity’s effects plugins (“Amplify”, “Bass and Treble”, etc.), and most of them fail to accept input from the numpad. The exceptions are “Noise Reduction”, “Nyquist Prompt”, and “Reverb”, which work normally.