Time track

When I load several tracks at one time to do basic editing on, the last track loaded will have the time track above the work area correctly displayed. After I export that file and close it, the next track, and all subsequent tracks, do not correctly show the time track. Is this a setting I’m not finding or is this a buglet in Audacity? Not critical, just annoying. Were it critical, I’d simply load one track at a time.


When you say “Time Track”, do you mean like this: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/time_tracks.html

I’m talking about the time track or scale that appears directly above the work area. It’s grey and goes from 0 to the end of that particular track.


Sorry but I don’t recognise what you are referring to. Please post a screenshot.
If you are using a version of Windows that has the “snipping tool”, there are instructions for how to take a screenshot of the relevant part here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/13776/windows-use-snipping-tool-to-capture-screenshots
Instructions for uploading an image (the screenshot) to the forum are here: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1

Do you mean the Timeline?

If so, yes it’s a bug in Audacity 2.1.2, assuming you are using that version. That problem is mentioned in the 2.1.2 Release Notes. It will be fixed in the next 2.1.3 release.

Please don’t forget to tell us your Audacity version, especially if you are reporting something that could be a bug. See the pink panel at the top of the page.



First screen shot showing the time scale from 0 to about 16:35 on the line immediately above the work area:
Audacity screen 1.jpg
Second screen shot showing the time scale from 0 to ?, with a -1.0 in the middle:
Audacity screen 2.jpg
If I only load 1 file at a time, the scale shows correctly, but whenever I load multiple files, only the last file loaded shows the scale correctly.


Crap, I =meant= to include the version #. I am running 2.1.2. OK, so it’s a known bug. At least I know I didn’t FUBAR something, which is what I was worried about. Now, if they could only get it so that files are saved to the same folder they were loaded from by default… :slight_smile: Any time frame for the .3 update? Thanks, Gale.


Ah yes. As Gale wrote, that is called the “Timeline” (see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/timeline.html), and it’s a bug in the current version of Audacity (2.1.2).
Audacity 2.1.3 is due to be released fairly soon (I’m not sure of the exact schedule), and the bug has been fixed for 2.1.3.

I think you mean “exported to”? If you import an audio file, Audacity does offer to save project to the folder the imported file came from, but not so if you export.

It’s a popular request, so I can add your “vote”.