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Audacity 3.6 Reference Manual

Guide to the Audacity Project Window

File MenuEdit MenuSelect MenuView MenuTransport MenuTracks MenuGenerate MenuEffect MenuAnalyze MenuTools MenuExtra MenuHelp MenuMenu BarTransport ToolbarTools ToolbarEdit ToolbarAudio Setup ToolbarShare Audio ToolbarRecording Meter ToolbarPlayback Meter ToolbarTimeline context menuTimelineTrack Control PanelVertical ScaleClip-handle drag-barLeft Channel of Stereo Audio TrackRight Channel of Stereo Audio TrackLabel TrackTime Signature ToolbarSnapping ToolbarTime Toolbar - audio positionSelection ToolbarPlay-at-Speed ToolbarimageStatus BarFront Page 3-6-0 78 numbered.png
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