Audacity 2.2.2 Released

February 20th, 2018: Audacity 2.2.2 Released

Audacity 2.2.2 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.2:

Major new features – see updated manual for details:

  • Easier zooming in and out with mousewheel, new Zoom Toggle command, and context menu for vertical rulers (thanks to James Crook)

  • Easy access to change keyboard bindings of menu commands by holding Shift key
  • Detection of dropout errors while recording with overburdened CPU
  • Half-wave display option

Changed in Audacity 2.2.2:

  • Improved contrasts in Light and Dark themes
  • Extra menu consolidates Ext-Bar and Ext-Command menus that were introduced in the previous 2.2.1 release
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly:
  • Multiple use of “Save As” to the existing open project will not result in data corruption/loss
  • Exporting audio in compressed formats to device with insufficient space will not produce inconsistent/truncated results
  • Fuller details on the changes since 2.2.1 can be found in the 2.2.2 Release Notes.

Thanks to all involved in making this release, especially translators and testers who don’t normally get enough thanks for the work they do.

Audacity 2.2.2 Release Candidate

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.2 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit to download.

Version 2.2.2 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release, but also with a few features, including dropout detection and Zoom Toggle.  More details can be found here.

Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us uncover any problems. Bug reports for RC1 may be posted to the Audacity Forum.

Please note that we do not provide technical support via email.  Support questions should be posted to the Audacity Forum.

The build id of this release candidate is f665e6.  This can be verified in the Windows and Mac binaries if you open the About Audacity… dialog, then select the Build Information tab, and scroll to the bottom.