[audacity4blind] Re: Deleting a track

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:16:48 +0100 (BST)

Hi Cliff,
I'm not sure what's going on with too many tracks being added to your project.
Remember that when you start a recording by pressing R a new track is 
automatically added to your project - you don't have to manually create a new 
track for the recording.
If you open audacity, and then immediately add a track to the project, is more 
than one track added? If so what are the names of the tracks?


From: Cliff Self <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, 31 August 2012, 23:59
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 
2 Press the Home key to get to the start of the 
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 audio.

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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