Enter for "OK" confirmation of all prompts not working

Hello all,

I’m a long-time user of Audacity and enjoy the program for use as a tool in recording myself practicing. Not a heavy user by any means, so maybe I’m just not able to find the setting for this, though I’ve looked and searched thoroughly!

I have not found a way to use the keyboard to confirm prompts in Audacity. Ie, if I use my shortcut for normalize, the program prompts for amplitude input, and then requires one select “OK” or “Cancel”. How can I get the program to respond to Enter/Return, or Space, or “O”, or any other keyboard input to select that OK?

I know this seems silly, and I bet it’s some setting. But it drives me a little nuts since it’s one of the only times I seem to have to use the mouse in program.

Thank you for your help!

As a Mac user, this annoys me as well. Unfortunately it is a known bug that the developers have not yet managed to deal with.
There’s a workaround. Turn on Full Keyboard Access in System Preferences. Then you can TAB to the OK button and “click” it using the space bar.

See: https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1329
– Bill

I upgraded this from P3 to P2 to put more focus on this bug - and give it a better chance of getting looked at by the developers.