Audacity keyboard shortcuts

Audacity

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Audacity shortcuts will bring many powerful editing features to your fingertips. As you get experienced with audio editing, you'll find yourself using those shortcuts quite often.

Ctrl + N

New

Ctrl + O

Open

Ctrl + W

Close

Ctrl + S

Save Project

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + I

Import > Audio

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Export Audio

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + L

Export Multiple

Ctrl + Q

Exit

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Ctrl + Y

Redo

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

(Mac/Linux) Undo

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + K

Delete

Ctrl + Alt + X

Remove Special > Split Cut

Ctrl + Alt + K

Remove Special > Split Delete

Ctrl + L

Remove Special > Silence Audio

Ctrl + T

Remove Special > Trim Audio

Ctrl + I

Clip Boundaries > Split

Ctrl + Alt + I

Clip Boundaries > Split New

Ctrl + J

Clip Boundaries > Join

Ctrl + Alt + J

Clip Boundaries > Detach at Silences

Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + Alt + V

Paste Text to New Label

Ctrl + D

Duplicate

Alt + X

Labeled Audio > Cut

Alt + K

Labeled Audio > Delete

↑   Shift + Alt + X

Labeled Audio > Split Cut

↑   Shift + Alt + K

Labeled Audio > Split Delete

Alt + L

Labeled Audio > Silence Audio

↑   Shift + Alt + C

Labeled Audio > Copy

Alt + I

Labeled Audio > Split

Alt + J

Labeled Audio > Join

↑   Shift + Alt + J

Labeled Audio > Detach at Silences

Ctrl + A

Select > All

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Select > None

Q

Select > Spectral > Toggle Spectral Selection

[

Select > Left at Playback Position

]

Select > Right at Playback Position

↑   Shift + J

Select > Track Start to Cursor

↑   Shift + K

Select > Cursor to Track End

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Select > In All Tracks

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Y

Select > In All Sync-Locked Tracks

Z

Find Zero Crossings

Move Cursor to Selection Start

Move Cursor to Selection End

J

Move Cursor to Track Start

K

Move Cursor to Track End

Ctrl + P

Preferences

⌘ Cmd + ,

(Mac)   Preferences

⭾ Tab

Move to and open Next Label

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Move to and open Previous Label

Alt +

Move to Next Label

Alt +

Move to Previous Label

↑   Shift + Home

Selection to Start

↑   Shift + End

Selection to End

⬅ Backspace

Delete Key

or Del
↑   Shift +

Selection Extend Left

↑   Shift +

Selection Extend Right

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selection Contract Left

Ctrl + ↑   Shift +

Selection Contract Right

Cursor Left

Cursor Right

,

Cursor Short Jump Left (1 second)

.

Cursor Short Jump Right (1 second)

↑   Shift + ,

Cursor Long Jump Left (15 seconds)

↑   Shift + .

Cursor Long Jump Right (15 seconds)

Ctrl + 1

Zoom In

Ctrl + 2

Zoom Normal

Ctrl + 3

Zoom Out

Ctrl + E

Zoom to Selection

Ctrl + F

Fit In Window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Fit Vertically

Ctrl + [

Go to Selection Start

Ctrl + ]

Go to Selection End

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Collapse All Tracks

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + X

Expand Collapsed Tracks

F11

Full screen on/off

⌘ Cmd + /

(Mac) Full screen on/off

Space

Play/Stop

X

Play/Stop and Set Cursor

↑   Shift + Space

Loop Play

P

Pause

Home

Skip to Start

End

Skip to End

R

Record

↑   Shift + T

Timer Record...

↑   Shift + R

Append Record

Alt +

Move Cursor to Next Label

Alt +

Move Cursor to Previous Label

1

Play One Second

B

Play To Selection

C

Play Cut Preview

↑   Shift + F5

Play short period before selection start

↑   Shift + F6

Play short period after selection start

↑   Shift + F7

Play short period before selection end

↑   Shift + F8

Play short period after selection end

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Play short period before and after selection start

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F7

Play short period before and after selection end

Short Seek Left during Playback (1 second)

or ,

Short Seek Right during Playback(1)

.

↑   Shift +

Long Seek Left during Playback (15 seconds)

or ↑   Shift + ,
↑   Shift +

Long Seek Right during Playback (15 seconds)

or ↑   Shift + .
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Add New > Mono Track

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M

Mix and Render to New Track

Ctrl + U

Mute All Tracks

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Unmute All Tracks

Ctrl + B

Add Label at Selection

Ctrl + M

Add Label at Playback Position

⌘ Cmd + .

(Mac) Add Label at Playback Position

Ctrl + Home

Move Focus to First Track

Ctrl + End

Move Focus to Last Track

Move Focus to Previous Track

↑   Shift +

Move Focus to Previous and Select

Move Focus to Next Track

↑   Shift +

Move Focus to Next and Select

⤶ Enter

Toggle Focused Track

↑   Shift + C

Remove Focused track

↑   Shift + M

Open menu on focused track

↑   Shift + U

Mute/Unmute focused track

↑   Shift + S

Solo/Unsolo focused track

↑   Shift + G

Change gain on focused track

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Increase gain on focused track

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Decrease gain on focused track

↑   Shift + P

Change pan on focused track

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Pan left on focused track

Alt + ↑   Shift +

Pan right on focused track

↑   Shift + H

Change Audio Host

↑   Shift + O

Change Playback Device

↑   Shift + I

Change Recording Device

↑   Shift + N

Change Recording Channels

F1

Chooses Selection tool

F2

Chooses Envelope tool

F3

Chooses Draw tool

F4

Chooses Zoom tool

F5

Chooses Time Shift tool

F6

Chooses Multi-tool

D

Next tool

A

Previous tool

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F6

Move backward through currently focused toolbar in Upper Toolbar dock area, Track View and currently focused toolbar in Lower Toolbar dock area

Ctrl + F6

Move forward through currently focused toolbar in Upper Toolbar dock area, Track View and currently focused toolbar in Lower Toolbar dock area

Alt + ↑   Shift + F6

Move backward through modeless windows, undocked Toolbars and the main project window

Alt + F6

Move forward through modeless windows, undocked Toolbars and the main project window

For more information about these shorcuts, refer to Audacity Wiki.

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Program information

Program name: Audacity (General)

Audacity is free multi-track audio editor and recorder. This easy to use tool ise quite long list of features and works in Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and more.

Web page: http://www.audacityteam.org

Last update: 14 Oct 2017

Shortcut count: 149

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