Transport Menu: Cursor to

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These commands let you move the cursor to the start or end of the selection, track or any adjacent Clip that you may have.
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View MenuTransport MenuTracks MenuGenerate MenuEffect MenuAnalyze MenuHelp MenuExt-Bar MenuExt-Command 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 AudacityMoves the cursor to the left edge of the current selection and removes the selectionMoves the cursor to the right edge of the current selection and removes the selectionMoves the cursor to the start of the selected trackMoves the cursor to the end of the selected trackMoves the cursor position back to the previous clip boundaryMoves the cursor position forward to the next clip boundaryMoves the cursor to the beginning of the projectMoves the cursor to the end of the projectTransport-Cursor toMenu.png

Selection Start  

When there is a selection, moves the cursor to the start of the selection and removes the selection without changing the zoom level. If the left edge of the selection is not visible, scrolls the display so that the cursor is visible.

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Cursor moved to the start of the previously selected region with the selection removed.

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Selection End  

When there is a selection, moves the cursor to the end of the selection and removes the selection without changing the zoom level. If the right edge of the selection is not visible, scrolls the display so that the cursor is visible.

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Cursor moved to the end of the previously selected region with the selection removed.

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Track Start  J

Moves the cursor to the start of the selected track, removing any selection. If the left edge of the track is not visible, scrolls the display so that the cursor is visible.

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The shorter track was the one selected, so the cursor is moved to the 38 second mark at the beginning of that track with the selection removed.

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Track End  K

Moves the cursor to the end of the selected track, removing any selection. If the right edge of the track is not visible, scrolls the display so that the cursor is visible.

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Operating on the same track selection as above, the cursor is moved to the 1:28 mark at the end of the shorter selected track with the selection removed.

Previous Clip Boundary  

Moves the cursor position backwards to the previous clip boundary.

  • If the cursor is inside a clip, but not exactly on the left boundary, this command will move the cursor to the left boundary of the clip.
  • If the cursor is exactly on the left boundary of a clip, this command will move the cursor to the right boundary of the previous clip.
  • If the cursor is between clips, this command will move the cursor to the right boundary of the previous clip.
  • If the cursor is at the left edge of the first clip in the track, this command does nothing.
Both Previous Clip Boundary and Next Clip Boundary (below) use the clips in the selected track or tracks. If no tracks are selected, the clips in all tracks are used.

Next Clip Boundary  

Moves the cursor position forwards to the next clip boundary.

  • If the cursor is inside a clip, but not exactly on the right boundary, this command will move the cursor to the right boundary of the clip.
  • If the cursor is exactly on the right boundary of a clip, this command will move the cursor to the left boundary of the next clip.
  • If the cursor is between clips, this command will move the cursor to the left boundary of the next clip.
  • If the cursor is at the right edge of the last clip in the track, this command does nothing.
Both Previous Clip Boundary and Next Clip Boundary will scroll the display to show the cursor if the result of the command moves the cursor out of view.

Project Start  Home

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the project. This is useful if you want to play everything, or record a new track starting from the beginning. Same as clicking the Skip to Start button Skip to Start button in Transport Toolbar.

Project End  End

Moves the cursor to the end of the project. Same as clicking the Skip to End button Skip to End button in Transport Toolbar.


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