Audacity 2.1.3 (portable) 'forgets' keyboard shortcuts

Hello, any advice appreciated on this niggle.

Each time i run Audacity 2.1.3 (portable) [Windows 7], my customized (user-defined) keyboard shortcuts from the previous session are ‘gone’.

When I look through the various folders & files (including the .cfg files) their contents seem to include no obvious list of ‘my’ keyboard shortcuts.

It’s a bit of a pain to go through the motions of redefining them at the start of each session.

Many thanks in advance for any feedback. :slight_smile:

You can use the Export/Import functionality in Keyboard Preferences:

Audacity should really be remembering your settings between uses - unless, that is, you clear/reset your audacity settings folder …


If you are using a “PortableApps” version of Audacity, please refer to their support channel.

If you are using the (official) Audacity Zip package from please describe how you have set it up.

Many thanks waxcylinder & steve.

For now i shall use waxcylinder’s suggestion (the import / export function) until i identify the ‘problem’ and sort it out.

Do you have a “Portable Settings” folder?