[audacity4blind] Re: Shortening a Track

  • From: Jacob Kruger <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:03:54 +0200

I might be confused, but, I would just use something like home to set cursor position/selection to beginning of track, then shift + end to select to end of track, and, then use [ to bring up the start of selection dialogue, set it to 100 milliseconds, and then use delete key to wipe out that part?

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On 2017-04-12 06:35, Rich De Steno wrote:

Hi, although I have extensive experience with Audacity, this issue is vexing me:

I record a very short track, maybe one second

I want to shorten it to let's say 100 milliseconds

I press the left square bracket for the time-set interface and set the time to 100 milliseconds, and press OK

I assume now that the cursor is at the 100 milliseconds point

I make sure the track is selected

I press Shift k to select from the 100-millisecond cursor point to the end

I press the delete key

The track does not get shortened, it is the same full length

What am I doing wrong here and how do I shorten the track to 100 milliseconds?

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