Feedback: Scrubbing & Playback Speed controls


The feedback and scrubbing features in Audacity along with the playback speed at the bottom of the seem unecessarily difficult to use.

For scrubbing, why don’t you simply allow the user to drag the playbar left or right in real time? Most video editors etc work this way and it’s well proven and easy to use.

For Playback speed, it’s uncessarily difficult to set the speed required as the tool and thus increments in speed are too small and when a non standard speed is set, the only way to reset it to 1.0, is to double click and type 1.0 in the speed box. Most editors simply allow you to right click over the speed control bar to reset the speed? Fast and simple. Why not copy this method?