Extra Menu: Timeline

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The Extra > Timeline menu enables you to change the Timeline display mode between Minutes and Seconds (default setting) and Beats and Measures.
The menusHelp menuExtra commands related to play and recordExtra commands to select the toolExtra 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 related to Timeline display formattingExtra commands to set focus, usually focus on one trackExtra commands to move the cursorExtra commands to operate on a track that has focusThese commands were originally written for scripting Audacity, for example via a Python script that uses mod-script-pipeLike Scriptables I, but these commands are less commonly used from the menuToggle full screen mode with no title barExtra-TimelineMenu.png

Minutes and seconds  

Changes the Timeline display format to Minutes and Seconds (default setting).

Timeline default scale.png

Beats and Measures  

Changes the Timeline display format to Beats and Measures.

Timeline Beats and Measures scale.png
Tip If you change to a Beats and Measures Timeline you should also enable the Time Signature toolbar from View > Toolbars so that you can vary the time signature, if required.