I am using audacity 2.4.2 on windows 10 and was wondering if there was a way to make it listen for keybinds in the background, thanks in advance!
No, Audacity does not support “global key bindings”.
Also note that it is potentially risky to record with Audacity in the background as the foreground application will take priority which can starve Audacity of computer resources and mess up the recording.
So if you are into programming, it is possible to send commands from Python to Audacity via Mod-Script-Pipe.
See here for a discussion of having Python listen for keybinds in the background: https://www.reddit.com/r/Python/comments/52odqp/keeping_a_python_script_running_in_the_background/
I hope this helps.