Hot Key "Play from here"

In previous versions pointing curser and holding Ctrl would play from here. What’s the press in 2.3.0?

A couple of ways to play from a specific point:

  • Click on the audio track where you want to play from, then press the spacebar.
  • Click in the “time line” ruler at the top (Quick Play)

I don’t recall ever seeing that in any version of Audacity. Perhaps you are thinking of some other program.

It really was in earlier Audacities and very helpful it was too. I’d cracked the space bar but that’s still a frustrating extra fiddle. Thanks anyway. Perhaps you can define your own hot keys?

“Audacities” or “Audacity”?
If it was “Audacity”, which version? We are very careful to avoid removing features unless unavoidable for some reason.

Just checked on a different computer…Ctrl click works on Audacity 2.1.1

OK, I’m with you now. In Audacity 2.1.1, Ctrl+Click starts “scrubbing”.

If you just want to “play” from a particular point, then you can click on the Timeline (the ruler at the top of the tracks panel). This is called “Quick Play”.

For “scrubbing” in Audacity 2.3.0, see: