Help Menu

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The Help Menu lets you find out more about the Audacity application and how to use it.
  • It also includes a submenu for diagnostic commands.
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Quick Help  

The "Getting Started" section of our Manual - quick information, which will be displayed in your browser, on how to play, record and edit audio, and export to an audio file like MP3 or WAV.


Takes you to the main sections of our Manual, displayed in your browser:


The Diagnostics submenu has a set of tools to aid diagnosing problems in Audacity.

Link account  

The Link account submenu enables you to link your account.

You can create and to enable to easily share audio with others via the Share Audio toolbar.

Check for Updates  

This will display a dialog telling you whether a newer version of Audacity is available for download.

If a new version is available you can use the Install update button to download the new version.

About Audacity  

Displays the "About Audacity" dialog, containing tabs for:

  • Audacity version information, credits and list of libraries used in Audacity
  • Build information for the current build, including file format support, enabled libraries and features and the source code commit number that the build was made from
  • GPL v2 License.
On Macs this item is under the Audacity menu.