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Horizontal scroll.

Permanent link to this post Posted by jjsparey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:48 pm

I'm scrolling horizontally through 2hrs and 15 minutes of audio looking for bird calls. At the moment I'm using shift+mouse wheel but it's not long before my fingers get tired (at which point I turn the mouse over and roll it along the desk).

Is there an easier to horizontal scroll than this? something like holding down a forwards key or something less mechanical than having to constantly rotate the mouse wheel?

Thanks.
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Re: Horizontal scroll.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:54 pm

Try the dot and comma keys (the keys with the "<" and ">" characters).
On their own they do a "short jump" left / right (default 1 s at a time).
With the shift key held down they do a "long jump" left / right (default 15 s at a time).
The length of the jumps is configurable in "Preferences > Playback" (these "jumps" can also be used while playing the audio).
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Re: Horizontal scroll.

Permanent link to this post Posted by jjsparey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:32 pm

I reckon that's solved the problem.

Now instead of a scrolling timeline, which can be tiresome to watch, it's a series of short static screens. Shift+> at the right zoom level seems to work well.

Thanks, Steve. That's going to make a big difference. Much appreciated.
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