[audacity4blind] Re: Keyboard commands do not work

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:02:15 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Regina,
you don't need any special script for the keystrokes, and the keystrokes that 
you used for your first try seem to be fine, and should have worked. Your 
second method where you cut and paste to another track probably wouldn't have 
worked because when you export to an mp3 file, then all the tracks are 
automatically mixed down to a single track before the export.
I don't know what the problem is. If you've deleted some of the audio, and it's 
not there when you playback, then it shouldn't be there when you export it. 
Could you try this slightly simpler experiment:
1. Open an mp3 file.
2. Select all the audio, by pressing ctrl+a.
3. Press delete to delete all the audio.
4. Press home to move to the start of the track, and then spacebar to play 
the track - there should be nothing.
5. Export it to a new mp3 file.
6. Open the mp3 file which you've just exported - has that got nothing in it?
hopefully we can work out what's going on,

From: Regina Reusser <Senara1@xxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, 6 November 2011, 0:17
Subject: [audacity4blind] Keyboard commands do not work

Hi all 
Last week I have installed Audacity 1.3.13-beta on 
my Windows XP netbook with Jaws 11 on it. 
I have tried to edit a track by using keyboard 
commands mentionned in the guide for Jaws users, but Audacity die not react, 
whiley, funnily, it did when I choose the commands in the menu bar. 
As described in the manual, I turned the automatic 
selection of all audio off. 
After having opened the mp3-file I wanted to edit, 
I did the following to select a time range and cut it: 
play: space bar 
Move to beginning of time range: arrows left and 
pause playback: p 
Set start of time range: [ 
unpause: p 
move to the end of the time range: arrows left and 
pause: p 
Set end of time range: ] 
stop playback: space bar 
delete selected time range: delete. 
When playing the track, the audio I had selected 
and deleted was not there any more like I wanted. But when I exported it to an 
mp3 file, the deleted section was in the file again. 
My second try was to select a time range as I 
described above and transferred it into another track by cut and paste, what 
not work as well. 
Even my sighted friend who has also installed the 
same audacity version but on a Win 7 computer had the same problems using 
Did we misunderstand the manual? Or do I need to 
install a special script including the keystrokes explained in the 
Thanks for your help! 

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