for what you're wanting, I agree that making use of the saved region in
some way would be easier than having to add a temporary label.
There could be a command to select from the cursor to the selected region.
The result could be calculated as follows: selection start is the minimum
of the selection starts of the original selection and the stored region;
and similarly, the selection end is the maximum of the selection ends of
the original selection and the stored region.
On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Gary Campbell <campg2003@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes, I wouldlike those! One of the problems I have with Audacity's
selection scheme is that you can't move the "play cursor" around without
losing your position. These label commands might help with this. Right
now if I want to select a large region I have to find the end of the region
while playing, by only arrow keys. If I accidentally stop I've lost the
selection. With these commands I could set a label at the beginning, then
navigate by whatever means and set one at the end, then go to the first one
and select to the second one. I tried to add a simple "marker" concept to
the JAWS scripts, but was unsuccessful-- I couldn't enter a time into the
selection bar fields by simulating keystrokes from JAWS. The idea was to
set start or end to mark.
One might also be able to do something like that if there were a command
to store only the selection start or selection end to the saved region
without changing the other end of the region. That would have the
advantage of being able to do what I describe without creating "temporary"
labels needed only once.
Don't know when I'll have time to get the nightly.
On 10/29/2016 8:04 AM, David Bailes wrote:
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 <
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
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,
The audacity4blind web site is at
Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...
To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
with subject line