Using 2.3.2 Mac
Does the Cut Lines Feature work in latest version - I can’t get it to. Have enabled them in Tracks Prefs
[Split lines disappear when you click on them to merge clips together, but you can use current Audacity’s Cut Lines feature to place a vertical line at which audio was cut out.]
They work for me on Linux, and I’m not aware of it not working on other platforms.
The feature has to be enabled in Preferences (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tracks_behaviors_preferences.html), and it only works when “cutting” (not “deleting”) audio.
Thanks - yes have it enabled in prefs but I get nothing. J
Ah sorry Steve - my bad, I was using backspace to delete and not cut.
I noticed on a previous thread someone said there were a lot of ways to get messed up using this feature. What are the likely problems. Seems to me to quite a nice ‘non-destructive’ type option to go back to a previous edit that needed tweaking.
I tend to just duplicate my original voiceover and then mute and collapse it as a backup,
I’ve just tested with Audacity 2.3.2 on macOS Mojave and it’s working fine whether I use “Edit menu > Cut” or “Command + X”.
I’m not sure that I understand what you are trying to say.
Please do this and tell me what happens. This is the expected behaviour for Audacity’s “Cut Lines” feature:
- Ensure that “Enable cut lines” is enabled in Preferences.
- In an empty Audacity project window, generate a 30 second “Chirp” (Generate menu).
- With your mouse, click and drag on the blue waveform to select from about 10 to 15 seconds.
- “Edit menu > Cut”.
You should now see that about 5 seconds has been cut from the “chirp”.
A dark (black?) vertical line is showing at the cut position.
The entire length of the track is now about 25 seconds.
- Click on the waveform at about the 20 second position.
The “cut line” is now shown in red.
- Click on the red “cut line”.
The 5 second section that was previously deleted is now restored.
The red cut line has gone.
The entire length of the track is now 30 seconds.
Thanks for this - yes that all works fine.
What I meant was I was using the backspace or delete key on the keyboard before - and that doesn’t work. It cuts but you get no cut lines.
It’s just habit from Logic where I always cut / delete with the backspace key.
Works fine now I know to cut via the edit menu or from cmd x.
Seems like a very handy feature for a destructive based editing system.