[audacity4blind] Cutting Selection isn't working as expected

  • From: Sharni-Lee Ward <sharni-lee.ward@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 23:22:59 +0930


I'm trying to separate a long list of voice clips that were sent to me in one
file. I made sure the whole thing was unselected, and then selected the portion
I wanted to move to its own file and used Cut. The whole thing was cut out of
the first window and pasted into the second.
I tried Split Cut, and that took the part I wanted out of the original file so
I could paste it into the second, but left a block of silence as long as the
audio I'd taken out.

I thought cut/delete was supposed to act on only the selected portion of audio,
and Split Cut/Delete deleted or cut everything around the selected portion.
Selecting and then deleting audio worked for me before in previous versions of
Audacity. The noise removal effect also didn't leave me with whispery feedback
when I removed noise, but that's beside the point.

Am I doing something wrong here? I thought it was prudent to unselect
everything and then reselect only the part you wanted to manipulate, and last I
heard, blind people couldn't create and move multiple clips around.

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