For the following, the version of Audacity does not matter. Nor does it matter
which screen reader you are using.
As David said, press the End key to go to the end of the project. Press the
left square bracket key (the one to the right of the p). That will give you
the position. The time can be adjusted but, for finding the current position
you can then press Escape.
If you want to keep track of the time while recording or playing:
Press control-f6 and tab (or shift-tab) to Audio Position. The screen reader
will announce the time repeatedly when recording or playing. Tab away when you
have heard enough time calls.
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of David Engebretson Jr.
Sent: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 2:54 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: How to check the time of each recording
Sure. What version of Audacity are you using? Also, do you use a screen reader?
If so, which screen reader?
If you are using JAWS, the latest JAWS for Audacity scriptset
(6-21-2020), and the latest Audacity (2.4.2), you can press alt+delete to
tell you the current position in an Audacity project.
Pressing ‘end’ will take you to the end of the audio in a project so, after
that, press alt+delete and you’ll hear the time position of the end of all the
audio in the project.
Another option, assuming you might be interested in the length of a specific
track, is to navigate to the track and press the letter ‘k’ to jump to the end
of the audio on that specific track. At that point you can press alt+delete to
hear the audio position at the end of that specific track.
If you aren’t using the JAWS scriptset then I’m not certain if there is a
shortcut. The easiest way I can think of is to press control+f6 and then tab to
the audio position field.
<mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:21 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [audacity4blind] How to check the time of each recording
Hi all, this is Michael. I'm sending this email just want to ask y'all a
question. Everytime when I finish recording a project, I want to check how long
the recording is. Do any one know a keyboard shortcut that can give me this
Thanks a lot.