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Jan 30th 2009 1:47PM Audacity.

Though a fantastic program that I use frequently, it looks like windows 95 had a bad reaction to steroids and puked up windows sound recorder. Criticising is going to sound arrogant no matter how I go about it, because I haven't put any effort into the development, but maybe some Tips?

Grey on grey on grey on grey on grey with a couple blue lines and numbers, a little variety and contrast would make the program seem a lot less dated.

Make the default size of the new track a bit smaller, resizing is a mess and unless you're only recording 2, maybe three tracks, it fills up the screen pretty fast and then your in scroll city. The track size could be adaptive to which one is currently selected, it would make it a bit harder to get lost which brings me to,

Allow color coding of the tracks, having to name each one can be heavy handed for quick recording jobs. And having to look at the top left hand corner to see if it's the right track is distracting and i often lose my place. Having a big visual across the screen where you dont even have to think about it would make arranging and mixing a lot more pleasant of an experience.

Every tool on the main screen is in a group of little strips, and you can either use the whole strip or nothin'. That could be changed.

The default Control Toolbar (Pause/Play/Record/stop) is really gross looking, i understand portruding look it's going for, but it just looks cheap as all can be, like you scanned the controls for a fisher price knockoff you found in chinatown.

And that's just a bit off the top of my head. But despite how I may feel about the little things, I mean absolutely no offense to the team behind Audacity for creating a rock solid application I use all the time, my thanks to them, but I do feel that there are some interface issues hindering some people from using it as often as they could.