Gale Andrews wrote:You can right-click over any of the Selection Toolbar spinboxes and change the selection format. The hh:mm:ss + milliseconds choice is probably the most useful choice.
Probably easier than Selection Toolbar, from the end of the track, press [ on your keyboard.
Brilliant, thanks! That will do it.
Gale Andrews wrote:We can add a feature request to have a shortcut to nudge the cursor by a predefined amount. I think it would be easier than the [ and ]. For now, the nudge with left or right arrow key is an absolute distance, so the time duration it nudges depends on the zoom level.
Thanks for that! Well, for most purposes I think it works fine as it is, with distance determined by zoom level. But it might be nice to have the option to make the cursor jump a specific distance.
With this change in mind (and other ideas I have), I would personally recommend the following changes to the Selection Toolbar:
1. Get rid of having three different drop-down boxes for Start, End/Length and Audio Position, and instead have a single drop-down box titled “Time display format”, which is simpler and more clear what it is used for.
2. Have two checkboxes to the right named “Snap to units” and “Cursor key moves units”
3. To the right of that, a drop-down box titled “Unit length” with options such as seconds, 1/4 seconds, 1/8 seconds etc.
4. Also, rename “Audio position” to “Playback position” which is far less ambiguous.
5. I also think that “Selection length” should definitely have its own separate box, making three boxes: “Selection start”, “Selection end” and “Selection length”. Not only because is this much clearer to understand, but also currently when you have “length” selected, it behaves differently depending on whether you drag a selection left or right. Drag a selection right and you can’t see the time of the point you’re dragging; but drag it left and you can’t see the time of the point you’ve dragged from.
As a new forum member here, I’d like to add that this seems like a really great community and I think Audacity is excellent and I love the nature of it being a free program built and designed by volunteers. It’s wonderful!