the following issue may not be what is causing the problem, but I thought
I'd try and clarify it for people, anyway.
If there is no time range selected, then playing and pressing shift+A stops
and sets the cursor. Selection start and selection end have the same values
- the "cursor" position. Pressing shift+j sets selection start to the start
of the audio, and leaves selection end unchanged.
If a time range is selected, then playing and pressing shift+A stops and
sets selection start, and selection end is unchanged. Pressing shift+j sets
selection start to the start of the audio, and leaves selection end
unchanged. So if initially the selected time range covered all the audio in
the track, then playing and pressing shift+A, and then pressing shift+j
would end up with a selected time range again covering all the audio in the
As Andrew suggested, you can use a command which always deselects any time
range and moves the cursor to make sure that no time range is selected, for
example, j, k, home, end. (you don't have to press more than one of these
to make sure there isn't a selected time range.)
On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 5:59 PM, Robbie <tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
No, I always keep that unchecked. Anyway, it’s only the audio in the one
track that gets selected.
*From**:* audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *David Bailes
*Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:21 PM
*Subject:* [audacity4blind] Re: Selection command not reliabel
in the tracks category of preferences, is the "select all audio in
project, if none selected" checked?
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Robbie <tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I’m using JAWS 17 and Audacity 18.104.22.168 on Windows 10.
I’m experiencing the following scenario:
A selected track is playing and I press shift-A to stop and set the
cursor. Next I press shift-J to select to track start. Then I press Delete
to remove the selected region. On pressing Space, I’d expect to hear the
remaining audio, but the track is empty. All the audio was deleted.
On pressing ctrl-Z and checking the selection length it turns out shift-J
selected the audio from start to finish.
This phenomenon appears to occur randomly. In-between shift-J works as it
should. When it does malfunction I need to unselect and select the target
track repeatedly to make it work properly.
Has anyone experienced the same or is it a known problem? I’d be glad of