Ext-Command Menu

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The Ext-Command Menu (Extended Command Menu) provides access to extra commands for track focus and movement of the editing or playback cursor that are not available in the default Audacity menus. These will be of most interest to visually-impaired users or those who have difficulty using the mouse.

Shortcuts can be assigned to these commands if required.

This menu can be turned on (or off) at View > Extra Menus (on/off) or the Interface pane of Preferences.

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Ext-Bar MenuExt-Command MenuMenu BarExtra commands to set focus, usually focus on one trackExtra commands to move the cursorExtra commands to operate on a track that has focusToggle full screen mode with no title barExtCommandMenu.png

Focus SubMenu  

Extra commands to set focus, usually focus on one track. Find out more about the 'Focus' submenu here.

Cursor SubMenu  

Extra commands to move the cursor. Find out more about the 'Cursor' submenu here.

Track SubMenu  

Extra commands to operate on a track that has focus. Find out more about the 'Track' submenu here.

Full screen (on/off)  F11 (on Mac ⌘ + /)

Toggle full screen mode with no title bar.

Minimize all Projects  Option + ⌘ + M - Mac only

On Mac only there is an extra command in this menu "Minimize all projects", shortcut Option + ⌘ + M, which minimizes all Audacity projects that you have open.