[audacity4blind] Re: Cutting Selection isn't working as expected

  • From: Sharni-Lee Ward <sharni-lee.ward@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 00:20:39 +0930

Maybe they could call it "Focus" when referring to track selection, since
you're focusing on the specific track? Makes sense to me.

Thanks for explaining! :)

From: tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Cutting Selection isn't working as expected
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 16:37:55 +0200

Hi Sharni-Lee!Unselecting everything by pressing ctrl-shift-A is a prudent
precaution when dealing with many tracks. However, since you say the clips are
in a single file, I gather there is only one track to begin with. That is
selected automatically when the file is imported. Or else it needs to be
selected by pressing enter. Only when the track is selected can you select
audio within that track and cut it.Perhaps there is a misunderstanding
regarding the word select? There is selecting a track and selecting audio. In
order to select and edit a section of audio, the respective track needs to be
selected. This is because in a project with more than one track the program
needs to know which track to apply the editing to. Actually I think Audacity
should make a point of using different words for those two functions. Many
people find it confusing at first. Cheers! RobbieFrom:
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sharni-Lee Ward
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 3:53 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Cutting Selection isn't working as expected Hi,

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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