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Scratch 1.2
Variants 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2 beta
Release Date 1.2 beta

— 10/29/2007
1.2 — 12/2/2007
1.2.1 — 12/6/2007

Programming language Squeak
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1.2 beta

Forum topic
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Scratch 1.2 was released on December 2, 2007. It featured several improvements over 1.1. It was the last version to save projects with the header ScratchV01.



There were several new blocks in the Scratch 1.2 beta and 1.2.1.

The experimental blocks from 1.0 and 1.1 remained.


  • Draggable Sprite Feature implemented
  • Costumes show file size
  • Delete button changed to X icon (in 1.2)
  • Sharing has 6 common tags that can be checked
  • Sounds and images can be compressed when sharing
  • "Copy" changed to "duplicate" in context menu
  • Save Image of Scripts option added
  • IMAGE can be saved from the Shift-Click-R menu
  • Project Notes only show notes; not username
  • In 1.2, the "export sprite" button was reduced to simply "export"
  • The Paint Editor UI was edited:
    • Image editing tools were on left, above the canvas
    • "Clear" button was on right, above the canvas
  • In the beta, a beta tag was added to the Scratch Logo


The Scratch 1.2 beta was released on October 29, 2007. 1.2.1 was released only 4 days after 1.2.0, on December 6, 2007. 1.2.1 had numerous bug fixes, and also the new rest for () beats block. The glitches in 1.2 that 1.2.1 fixed were:

  • A hidden sprite could block mouse clicks on other sprites in presentation mode
  • The tempo monitor did not show that it is global
  • A bug in the Change Tempo by () block
  • A bug in the get attribute block (no longer in Scratch) applied to the stage
  • The Windows uninstaller deleted the entire Scratch folder if it contained user projects


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