[audacity4blind] Re: Deleting a track

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:11:35 +0100 (BST)

Hi Robbie and Cliff,
as Robbie has said, you can delete the selected tracks using remove tracks on 
the tracks menu.
You can also delete the focussed track by pressing shift + C.


From: Robbie <tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, 1 September 2012, 5:48
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Deleting a track

Hi Cliff!
That way you can delete the audio within a track, but the track remains. You 
need to select the track by pressing enter and then select Remove Tracks from 
the Tracks menu. I record songs as well and I have assigned a short key to 
Remove Tracks so I can dump them right away when I’ve made an error. You can do 
that in the keybord tab in Preferences.
By the way, pressing home and end will take you to the start and end of the 
project, not the track. Within a selected track, press j to go to the start of 
the track and k to go to the end.

Cheers, Robbie
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cliff Self
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2012 1:00 AM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Deleting a track

I'm recording some tunes for voice and guitar one track at a time.  The first 
problem I encounter is that I start by recording one mono track.  Then when I 
go to record another, there are three tracks with the same music on them.  So I 
try to delete one of them using the following steps:

1 Use the arrow keys to select the track.
2 Press the Home key to get to the start of the track.
3 Place a [ there, and press Okay on the resulting dialog box.
4 Press the end key to get to the end of the track and place a ] there.
5 At this point the whole thing should be selected so I press the Delete key.  
When that fails I try selecting Delete from the Edit menu.  Neither deletes the 

Alternatively, I've tried going to the start of the track, holding down the 
shift, going to the end of the track, then trying to delete.  I've tried that 
approach forwards and backwards.  

Lastly, when I add a single new track to the project two more appear on the 
screen.  So it seems I have two problems.  How to delete, and how to add one 
track at a time.  What am I doing wrong here?


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