The Home shortcut sets the cursor at time zero, and End sets the cursor at
the end of the audio in all the tracks.
If you have a single track, the audio will normally start at time zero, and
in this case the results of pressing j or k will be the same as Home or
End. Assuming of course that the track is selected. But if the audio in the
track is time shifted so that the audio does not start at zero, the the
results of pressing j and Home will be different.
The size of the short and long periods which the shortcuts period/comma and
shift + period/comma move the cursor share the settings for the short and
long periods for the seek times in the playback category of preferences.
On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 17:00, Orlando Enrique Fiol <
Andrew, you're the man!
>In this situation, Ravi needed to go to the end of a specific track, not
>end of the file. It is possible that the end of the track and the end of
>the file are the same, but that is not always the case. Pressing k will
>take you to the end of the selected track and j to the beginning of it.
>warned! If more than one track is selected, pressing k will go to the
>of the one that extends furthest to the right and j will go to the
>of the one that extends furthest left.
If I understand you correctly, this applies to multitrack scenarios
where the tracks are of different lengths and we want to go the
beginning or end of the longest tracks. But if there is only one
imported file on a single track, does that mean that the home/end or
J/K methods of navigating to track beginnings and ends are equivalent?
>Now to comma versus left arrow. Pressing comma takes you back a precise
>distance, the default is one second. How far a press of the left arrow
>takes you depends on the level of zoom. The more you zoom out the
>the distance achieved with each arrow press.
Where is this default distance for comma and period set? I haven't
found anything in Preferences.
Orlando Enrique Fiol
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