Extra Menu: Device

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The Extra > Device Menu provides commands for changing the playback and recording devices and settings, instead of using the dropdown menus on the Device Toolbar.
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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 barDisplays the Select recording Device dialog for choosing the recording device, but only if the "Recording Device" dropdown menu in Device Toolbar has entries for devicesDisplays the Select Playback Device dialog for choosing the playback device, but only if the "Playback Device" dropdown menu in Device Toolbar has entries for devicesDisplays the Select Audio Host dialog for choosing the particular interface with which Audacity communicates with your chosen playback and recording devicesDisplays the Select Recording Channels dialog for choosing the number of channels to be recorded by the chosen recording deviceExtra-DeviceMenu.png
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Change recording device  Shift+I   Extra

Displays the Select recording Device dialog for choosing the recording device, but only if the "Recording Device" dropdown menu in Device Toolbar has entries for devices. Otherwise, an recording error message will be displayed.

Change playback device  Shift+O   Extra

Displays the Select Playback Device dialog for choosing the playback device, but only if the "Playback Device" dropdown menu in Device Toolbar has entries for devices. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed.

Change audio host  Shift+H   Extra

Displays the Select Audio Host dialog for choosing the particular interface with which Audacity communicates with your chosen playback and recording devices.

Change recording channels  Shift+N   Extra

Displays the Select Recording Channels dialog for choosing the number of channels to be recorded by the chosen recording device.