Ext-Bar Menu: Transport

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The Ext-Bar > Transport Menu provides playback commands that are not available in the default Audacity menus.
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Help MenuExt-Bar MenuExt-Command MenuMenu BarExtra commands related to play and recordExtra commands to select the tool, eExtra commands related to volumeExtra commands related to editingExtra commands related to play at speedExtra commands related to scrubbingExtra commands related to selecting a deviceExtra commands related to selectingPlay (or stop) audioStop audioPlays for one second centered on the current <b>mouse pointer</b> position (not from the current cursor position)Plays to or from the current <b>mouse pointer</b> position to or from the start or end of the selection, depending on the pointer positionPlays a short period before the start of the selected audio, the period before shares the setting of the cut previewPlays a short period after the start of the selected audio, the period after shares the setting of the cut previewPlays a short period before the end of the selected audio, the period before shares the setting of the cut previewPlays a short period after the end of the selected audio, the period after shares the setting of the cut previewPlays a short period  before and after the start of the selected audio, the periods before and after share the setting of the cut previewPlays a short period  before and after the end of the selected audio, the periods before and after share the setting of the cut previewPlays audio excluding the selectionExtBar-TransportMenu.png

Play  

Play (or stop) audio

Stop  

Stop audio

Play One Second  1

Plays 1 second of audio at the current mouse position

Play To Selection  B

Plays from current mouse position to selection

For the following six commands, the amount of audio that is played before, after, or surrounding the selection edge, is set by the Cut Preview setting in Playback Preferences.

Play Before Selection Start  Shift+F5

Plays a short period before the start of the selected audio.

Play After Selection Start  Shift+F6

Plays a short period after the end of the selected audio.

Play Before Selection End  Shift+F7

Plays a short period before the end of the selected audio.

Play After Selection End  Shift+F8

Plays a short period after the end of the selected audio

Play Before and After Selection Start  Ctrl+Shift+F5

Plays a short period before and after the start of the selected audio.

Play Before and After Selection End  Ctrl+Shift+F7

Plays a short period before and after the end of the selected audio.

Play Cut Preview  C

Plays audio excluding the selection. The amount of audio that is played before and after the section is set by the Cut Preview setting in Playback Preferences.