Extra Menu

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The Extra menu provides access to Toolbar operations, 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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Help MenuExtra 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 seekingExtra commands related to selecting a deviceExtra commands related to selectingExtra 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 barExtraMenu.png
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Transport SubMenu  

Extended commands related to play and record. Find out more about the 'Transport' submenu here.

Tools SubMenu  

Extended commands to select the tool, for example Time Shift Tool, Envelope Tool or Multi Tool. Find out more about the 'Tools' submenu here.

Edit SubMenu  

Extended commands related to editing. Find out more about the 'Edit' submenu here.

Device SubMenu  

Extended commands related to selecting a device. Find out more about the 'Device' submenu here.

Mixer SubMenu  

Extended commands related to volume. Find out more about the 'Mixer' submenu here.

Transcription SubMenu  

Extended commands related to play at speed. Find out more about the 'Transcription' submenu here.

Seek SubMenu  

Extended commands providing menu equivalents for the short and long seek commands which skip the playback cursor backwards (left) or forwards (right) by a short or long period of time.. Find out more about the 'Seek' submenu here.

Selection SubMenu  

Extended commands related to selecting. Find out more about the 'Selection' submenu here.

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.