Transport Menu

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Transport Menu commands let you play or stop, loop play, scrub play or record (including timed and sound activated recordings). Except for Scrub play, these playback commands play at standard speed, or as speeded up or slowed down over time by adding a Time Track envelope. The easiest way to play at a fixed faster or slower speed is to use Transcription Toolbar.
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View MenuTransport MenuTracks MenuGenerate MenuEffect MenuAnalyze MenuHelp MenuExtra MenuMenu BarThese commands control playback in AudacityThese commands control recording in AudacityScrubbing is the action of moving the mouse pointer right or left so as to adjust the position, speed or direction of playback, listening to the audio at the same time - a convenient way to quickly navigate the waveform to find a particular event of interestThese commands let you move the cursor to the start or end of the selection, track or any adjacent Clip that you may haveThese commands enable you to lock a play region and unlock itRescan for audio devices connected to your computer, and update the playback and recording dropdown menus in Device ToolbarThis submenu lets you manage and set various options for transport (playing and recording) in AudacityTransportMenu.png
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Play  

The Play submenu commands control playback in Audacity. You can Start, Stop or Pause playback of the audio in your project.

Record  

The Record submenu commands control recording in Audacity. You can Start, Stop or Pause recording in your project. You can either start a recording on your existing track or an a new track.

Scrubbing  

Opens a cascading submenu where you can start, stop or switch to Scrub play or Seek play, or toggle the Scrub Ruler on/off.

Find out more about the Scrubbing submenu here.

Cursor to  

The Cursor to submenu commands let you move the cursor to the start or end of the selection, track or any adjacent Clip that you may have.

Play Region  

The Play Region submenu commands enable you to lock a play region and unlock it.

Rescan Audio Devices  

Rescan for audio devices connected to your computer, and update the playback and recording dropdown menus in Device Toolbar.

Transport Options  

The Transport Options submenu lets you manage and set various options for transport (playing and recording) in Audacity.