Custom Shortcut Amplify - no luck

Hi there,

I’m using Lubuntu 12.04, Audacity 2.0.0. I installed my distribution’s version of Audacity. I’d like to create a custom shortcut for Amplify (all I want is the dialog box to pop up, the way it does when you choose Effect : Amplify). I’ve tried this in the XML file:

No luck.

I also tried this in the audacity.cfg file, under [NewKeys]:


No luck again. Am I doing something wrong? Suggestions/help appreciated.

Thanks so much,

“Edit menu > Preferences > Keyboard”
Find “Amplify” in the list of commands (select “Effect” in the “Category” list so as to narrow your search).
Click on “Amplify”
Click in the box below the list of commands.
Press Ctrl+F12
Click the “Set” button.
Click the “OK” button.

See here for more detail:

Thanks for your help. Here’s a screenshot of my keyboard options. Amplify doesn’t appear in the Effects category, or in the XML keyboard shortcuts file.

Sorry, my mistake. Binding keyboard shortcuts to effects is not available in Audacity 2.0.0. That feature was introduced in Audacity 2.0.1

And even in 2.0.1 onwards, shortcuts for Generate, Effect and Analyze are not exported to the XML file, due to a bug.


Oh cool, good to know. Thanks!