Hi all, I love Audacity and have been using it for years. There’s a minor usability issue that’s always bugged me, as it’s a mistake I still make somewhat regularly even after years of use. When applying effects on an entire file (for instance loading a WAV and applying some VST or echo on top), you first have to select the whole waveform. if no portion of the waveform is selected, a popup appears saying “No Audio Selected”.
In my opinion, if no audio is selected, it’s pretty clear that the user’s intention is to apply the effect to the whole waveform / file.
Admittedly this gets more complicated in the case of projects with multiple waveforms and/or multiple channels of waveforms, but I think it’s safe to assume there’s a very frequent (maybe even majority?) simple use case of editing a single audio file in the editor where the intent can be safely inferred, rather than throwing an error.
Do people agree with this? Does anyone else run into this problem?