How to get the full audio file on the screen when is opened

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How to get the full audio file on the screen when is opened

Permanent link to this post Posted by jotape1960 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:57 pm

I use Audacity 2.2.0 into Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS (64 bit) OS installation.

Is there a way to get Audacity open any audio file and immediately shows the full audio wave file size on the screen?

For now I just get a little starting part of the audio file shown on the screen when it is opened, and I have to change it with the bar menu options (which I think it is unnecessary and a little bit annoyed).

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Re: How to get the full audio file on the screen when is ope

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:06 pm

jotape1960 wrote:Is there a way to get Audacity open any audio file and immediately shows the full audio wave file size on the screen?

"File menu > Import > Audio"
or, drag and drop the file into an open Audacity window.
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Re: How to get the full audio file on the screen when is ope

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 pm

And it's Control-F if you get that far. One keystroke.

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Re: How to get the full audio file on the screen when is ope

Permanent link to this post Posted by jotape1960 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:58 pm

Thanks a lot!!!

But... Why it isn't the same behaviour when we right click on the file and we choose "Open with Audacity"???

Now I know it's better to open Audacity first and then to import the audio file.

BTW: I tried to use the copy and paste way and... It didn't work (nothing happened). Maybe I didn't understand it well.

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Re: How to get the full audio file on the screen when is ope

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:16 pm

jotape1960 wrote:But... Why it isn't the same behaviour when we right click on the file and we choose "Open with Audacity"???

That could be two questions:
1) Why do we choose "Open" (rather than "Import") when we want to import a file?
2) Why, when we do so, does the view not zoom to fit the file?

The answer to (2) is because it's a bug. It has been fixed for the next release.
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