This issue came up recently and I suggested going to the end of the track
and checking the position. Others pointed out that the answer may be
incorrect in the case of multiple tracks. Tracks could be of different
lengths and/or moved back and forth.
I am hoping that the following deals with all possibilities:
1. Select all tracks in the project.
2. Press control-a to select everything in the project.
3. Press control-f6 to put focus on the Selection Toolbar.
4. Tab to the combo box that lets you choose between such parameters as
start and end of selection, start and length of selection etc.
5. What you choose here is not vital as long as you understand what
each option means. If, for example, you choose start and end of selection,
tab to where the value for end is reported and that will be the length of
Note that it is important to ensure that each track in the project is
A scenario has just occurred to me where the above will not work. If I
understand correctly, you put individual songs from a record onto individual
tracks. If so, my method would only give you the length of the longest
song. That is another reason for keeping all songs on one track. In that
case, you would have to:
1. select all tracks.
2. From the Tracks Menu arrow to Align End to End and press Enter.
3. Deselect all but the last track.
4. With focus on the last track, check the end value as described above
or by going to the end of the track by pressing k and then press left
bracket ([) to get the position.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, 3 December 2018 2:52 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] trying to determine the total time of my project
I'm trying to determine how long my project is. I can't seem to do this. Any
help would be appreciated.