Thanks for the explanation on how the selection works.
I think I understand where Gary is coming from, so let me give this a try:
In one other editor I have used a few years ago, there was a concept where the
left and right edge of a selection was moved.
The start was controlled with the shift + left and right arrow keys.
The end of the selection was controlled by shift + control + left or right
This was a little easier to remember for me, so I actually have ben thinking of
changing some keyboard preferences and uploading it, so others can benefit from
Another thing I thought about while writing this is that I in some cases need
very precise editing, and therefor I have used a loop feature before making the
edit, so I could hear the exact selection while moving the amount of selection
on the timeline.
Can this be made in Audacity when using the shift-space (play in loop)-option?
Best regards Thomas
Den 8. nov. 2016 kl. 02.58 skrev Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@xxxxxxxxx>:
Reply to Sameer:
If you have a 30 second recording with a selection area between 10 and
"Ctrl + Shift + Left" will move the right edge of the selection to the
left. As you continue to hold the keys down, the right hand edge of
the selection will continue to move to the left, reducing the length
of the selection. If you hold down the keys long enough, the selection
will eventually collapse to a single cursor position at the 10 second
Similarly, "Ctrl + Shift + Right" moves the left edge of the selection
to the right.
Does that help?
Reply to Jacob:
The "selection" is the portion of the track that effects and edits
will act on. For example, if you want to fade out the last 5 seconds
of a track, you must first "select" the final 5 seconds of the track,
and then apply the Fade Out effect. The Fade Out effect will act on
the selected audio, which in this example is the final 5 seconds of
the track, and produce the desired result.
By default, if you try to apply an edit or an effect without first
making a selection, then Audacity will automatically select the entire
project and apply the edit/effect to the entire project.
On 7 November 2016 at 19:00, Jacob Kruger <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
AFAIK, it has more to do with what's displaying on the screen - as in to
sort of hide a portion of a long track from view, but, not 100% sure about
Look for the term contract on David's guide:
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2016-11-07 4:06 PM, Sameer Vasta wrote:
Is there anyone able to help me with an anser to the above?
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