[audacity4blind] Re: New commands for navigating labels

  • From: Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:19:58 +1100

Yes, being able to set the end of a label to the beginning of the next or the beginning to the end of the previous would be a nice to have. When copying old vinyl records I like to have a label for each song. I currently use an abacus (laugh if you will but it works) to record positions and then highlight the song and set the label. Being able to set a label at the beginning of each song and then extend the labels with a key press would be nice.

I also like Gary's suggestion of adjusting a label to the current highlight. That, for me, is perhaps less crucial as it doesn't take long to set a new label and delete the old one. But still a good idea.


On 31/10/2016 1:27 AM, Gary Campbell wrote:

Another thing would be the ability to set the current label to the current selection, and thus to readjust the range of a label without having to remember the desired times and change them in the label editor. I think this capability exists with the mouse.


On 10/29/2016 8:04 AM, David Bailes wrote:
Hi Andrew,
thanks for the feedback. Is there anything that you'd like to be able to do with labels, but can't at the moment? Steve, who's on this list, suggested commands for setting the end of a selection to the next label, and setting the start of a selection to the previous label. I don't know whether those would be of any interest. No idea when any new features would be implemented, but it's helpful to have an idea of what people would like.


On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    David, I love it.  I am a big fan of labels anyway and the
    alt-arrow commands make it so much faster to jump between them.
    Interestingly, when reaching - say - the last label pressing
    alt-right again loops back to the first.  NVDA is announcing
    label name and position in the list perfectly.


    On 26/10/2016 3:07 AM, David Bailes wrote:

        For those of you who use labels, you may be interested to
        have a play with a couple of new commands which are available
        in the latest nightly build of audacity for windows:

        The two new commands are "selection to next label" and
        "selection to previous label".
        They have default shortcuts alt+right and alt+left.

        A label track does not have to be the focus. If there is a
        single label track in the project, that it used. If there is
        more than one label track, then the first label track, if
        any, starting at the focused track is used.

        If the commands are used during playback of the project,
        playback continues from the new cursor/selection.

        The commands provide feedback to screen readers: the name of
        the label, and position in the form of "i of n".

        Any feedback is welcome,

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