[audacity4blind] Re: Reading recording time

  • From: Andrew Downie <access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 18:32:42 +1000

Vitor, you can read playback and recording time in Audacity without an add-on, albeit that a few extra keystrokes are initially involved. From the tracks view, press control-f6 to get to the selection toolbar (make sure it is checked under View/Toolbars). Tab to Audio Position. Reading the current line will present all details or you can use NVDA's review commands to focus on seconds, minutes or hours (depending on your Audacity settings). While focused on that dialog, you can still start/stop playing or recording and pause.

As a bytheway, I am fairly certain it also works with JAWS but is problematic with Window-Eyes, I think due to different video cards. In fact, if using Window-Eyes it is necessary on some computers to uncheck the selection toolbar to prevent very sluggish behaviour.


On 4/05/2017 12:24 AM, Vitor Ferreira wrote:

Hi every one.

Can any of you tell me if it is possible to check how long we are recording?

Is there a key stroke that tells us: you are recording for 1 hour and 2
minuts for instance. Thanks for any information. I haven't found that in
the manual.

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