Regular Interval Labels under Tools on one computer and under Analyze on another?


I have a laptop at work that uses Win 7 Pro and one at home that uses Win 10. I have Audacity 2.3.3 on each, but I notice that on the work laptop that Regular Interval labels is accessed under Tools but at home, I find it under Analyze. Any ideas why this would happen?


You’ve got an old version of Audacity at home. Regular Interval Labels was moved to the Tools menu a couple of versions ago.
The current version is 2.3.3 and is available via the Audacity website:

Steve, Thanks, I will check when I get home, I thought I had updated it the other day - but , … memory isn’t as good as it used to be!

You can check the version number by looking in “Help menu > About Audacity”.

Hi Steve,

I am running ver 2.3.3 at home AND Regular Interval Labels is showing up under Analyze - see attached images.

Any suggestions?


I don’t know how or why this has happened, but you can probably fix it by resetting Audacity’s effects.
To do that, you need to quit Audacity,
then open in the Windows “File Explorer” the hidden folder:
then delete the two files:

then restart Audacity.

Okay - Thanks - I’ll do that tonight when I get home. The only thing I can think of is that I did/do have two Macros that reference the “regular Interval labels”. So maybe, if the Macros were referencing the “regular interval labels” command from the Analyze menu, the new install didn’t adjust the location as the command was in use from another location?

If you still want to use those macros, you may need to update them after resetting the effects. If you need to, just delete the Regular Interval Labels command from the Macro, then add it back in again.

Hi Steve, I think the problem was that I had a two Nyquist label plugins. The first called equalabl.ny had a reference to “analyze” in it:

;type analyze

The other Nyquist file, equalabel.ny has a different parameter in it:

$type tool analyze

Once I removed the equalabl.ny file from the Plug-ins directory, and went through the process of deleting the files you mentioned, the issue was resolved.

Thanks for your help.