keyboard shortcut to insert silence

I insert a lot of slience spaces in editing and find the constant mouse move between the top menu and the track quite tiring.

When I searched for a keyboard shortcut for inserting silence ( that would open the silence timing box), I found an old thread on this forum dated June 2012 in which you advise that such a shortcut will be available in 2.0.1.

Stil, even in the current manual I can’t find anywhere that shortcut. The section on inserting silence refers to the top menu - Generate> Silence.

Could you please advise what is the keyboard shortcut for inserting silence.

thank you

By default there isn’t one, but in Audacity 2.3.0 you can set one in keyboard preferences (
The command is just called “Silence”.

If you’ve not got Audacity 2.3.0, you can get it via the Audacity website:

Yes I have 2.3.0

magic…thank you!

If the inserted silences are of the same length,
copy some silence, using “Ctrl+C”(once), and (repeatedly) paste it in using “Ctrl+V”.

they are of different lenghts and yes, I often use the cut, copy and paste function for managing silence, thanks