Audacity keyboard shortcuts 

Audacity    

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

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Ctrl + N

New

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Ctrl + O

Open

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Ctrl + W

Close

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Ctrl + S

Save Project

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + I

Import > Audio

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + E

Export Audio

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + L

Export Multiple

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Ctrl + Q

Exit

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Ctrl + Z

Undo

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Ctrl + Y

Redo

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + Z

(Mac/Linux) Undo

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Ctrl + X

Cut

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Ctrl + K

Delete

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Ctrl + Alt + X

Remove Special > Split Cut

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Ctrl + Alt + K

Remove Special > Split Delete

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Ctrl + L

Remove Special > Silence Audio

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Ctrl + T

Remove Special > Trim Audio

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Ctrl + I

Clip Boundaries > Split

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Ctrl + Alt + I

Clip Boundaries > Split New

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Ctrl + J

Clip Boundaries > Join

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Ctrl + Alt + J

Clip Boundaries > Detach at Silences

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Ctrl + C

Copy

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Ctrl + V

Paste

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Ctrl + Alt + V

Paste Text to New Label

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Ctrl + D

Duplicate

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Alt + X

Labeled Audio > Cut

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Alt + K

Labeled Audio > Delete

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↑  Shift + Alt + X

Labeled Audio > Split Cut

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↑  Shift + Alt + K

Labeled Audio > Split Delete

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Alt + L

Labeled Audio > Silence Audio

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↑  Shift + Alt + C

Labeled Audio > Copy

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Alt + I

Labeled Audio > Split

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Alt + J

Labeled Audio > Join

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↑  Shift + Alt + J

Labeled Audio > Detach at Silences

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Ctrl + A

Select > All

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + A

Select > None

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Q

Select > Spectral > Toggle Spectral Selection

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[

Select > Left at Playback Position

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]

Select > Right at Playback Position

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↑  Shift + J

Select > Track Start to Cursor

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↑  Shift + K

Select > Cursor to Track End

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + K

Select > In All Tracks

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + Y

Select > In All Sync-Locked Tracks

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Z

Find Zero Crossings

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Move Cursor to Selection Start

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Move Cursor to Selection End

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J

Move Cursor to Track Start

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K

Move Cursor to Track End

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Ctrl + P

Preferences

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⌘ Cmd + ,

(Mac)   Preferences

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Tab

Move to and open Next Label

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↑  Shift + Tab

Move to and open Previous Label

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Alt +

Move to Next Label

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Alt +

Move to Previous Label

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↑  Shift + Home

Selection to Start

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↑  Shift + End

Selection to End

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Backspace

Delete Key

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or Del
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↑  Shift +

Selection Extend Left

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↑  Shift +

Selection Extend Right

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift +

Selection Contract Left

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift +

Selection Contract Right

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Cursor Left

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Cursor Right

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,

Cursor Short Jump Left (1 second)

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.

Cursor Short Jump Right (1 second)

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↑  Shift + ,

Cursor Long Jump Left (15 seconds)

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↑  Shift + .

Cursor Long Jump Right (15 seconds)

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Ctrl + 1

Zoom In

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Ctrl + 2

Zoom Normal

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Ctrl + 3

Zoom Out

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Ctrl + E

Zoom to Selection

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Ctrl + F

Fit In Window

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + F

Fit Vertically

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Ctrl + [

Go to Selection Start

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Ctrl + ]

Go to Selection End

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + C

Collapse All Tracks

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + X

Expand Collapsed Tracks

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F11

Full screen on/off

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⌘ Cmd + /

(Mac) Full screen on/off

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Space

Play/Stop

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X

Play/Stop and Set Cursor

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↑  Shift + Space

Loop Play

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P

Pause

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Home

Skip to Start

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End

Skip to End

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R

Record

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↑  Shift + T

Timer Record...

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↑  Shift + R

Append Record

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Alt +

Move Cursor to Next Label

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Alt +

Move Cursor to Previous Label

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Play One Second

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B

Play To Selection

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C

Play Cut Preview

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↑  Shift + F5

Play short period before selection start

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↑  Shift + F6

Play short period after selection start

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↑  Shift + F7

Play short period before selection end

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↑  Shift + F8

Play short period after selection end

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + F5

Play short period before and after selection start

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + F7

Play short period before and after selection end

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Short Seek Left during Playback (1 second)

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or ,
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Short Seek Right during Playback (1 second)

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or .
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↑  Shift +

Long Seek Left during Playback (15 seconds)

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or ↑  Shift + ,
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↑  Shift +

Long Seek Right during Playback (15 seconds)

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or ↑  Shift + .
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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + N

Add New > Mono Track

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + M

Mix and Render to New Track

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Ctrl + U

Mute All Tracks

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Ctrl + ↑  Shift + U

Unmute All Tracks

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Ctrl + B

Add Label at Selection

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Ctrl + M

Add Label at Playback Position

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⌘ Cmd + .

(Mac) Add Label at Playback Position

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Ctrl + Home

Move Focus to First Track

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Ctrl + End

Move Focus to Last Track

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Move Focus to Previous Track

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↑  Shift +

Move Focus to Previous and Select

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Move Focus to Next Track

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↑  Shift +

Move Focus to Next and Select

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⤶ Enter

Toggle Focused Track

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↑  Shift + C

Remove Focused track

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↑  Shift + M

Open menu on focused track

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↑  Shift + U

Mute/Unmute focused track

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↑  Shift + S

Solo/Unsolo focused track

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↑  Shift + G

Change gain on focused track

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Alt + ↑  Shift +

Increase gain on focused track

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Alt + ↑  Shift +

Decrease gain on focused track

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↑  Shift + P

Change pan on focused track

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Alt + ↑  Shift +

Pan left on focused track

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Alt + ↑  Shift +

Pan right on focused track

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↑  Shift + H

Change Audio Host

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↑  Shift + O

Change Playback Device

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↑  Shift + I

Change Recording Device

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↑  Shift + N

Change Recording Channels

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F1

Chooses Selection tool

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F2

Chooses Envelope tool


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Program information

Program name: Audacity 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: 5/10/2023 10:13 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 82%

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Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 5/13/2021 9:54:23 AM Updated program information.
5/13/2021 9:54:45 AM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 152

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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