LOST my SHIFT + R command to record...???


I’ve been using the SHIFT + R command to record forever. This afternoon, I opened up Audacity, a screen popped up about some “keyboard command keys”, I pushed okay or cancel or whatever and now I lost my ability to record via SHIFT + R… I now have to go up to “Transport” and select Record New Track… I can still do several other SHIFT + commands…

Can someone help me restore the SHIFT + R command??

Many Thanks,


The default is …
SHIFT + R = record
CTRL + R = repeat last effect

https ://manual.audacityteam.org/man/keyboard_preferences.html

My apologies… I MEANT SHIFT +R…

My SHIFT + R command has somehow become disabled and I am trying to restore that function…



There is a button in Audacity preferences to reset all the shortcut keys to their default-settings …

I’ve never had need to use it myself though.
keyboard command keys” is a Microsoft thing, not Audacity.

You are the GOAT… Worked like a charm!

Thank you!

There was an option to reset to “Standard” or “Full”. I chose “Standard”…

Could you possibly tell me what the difference is between “Standard” and “Full”?

As long as I can record I’m good, but I suppose it would be good to know…



Please see this page in the audacity Manual: Commands and Keyboard Shortcut Reference - Audacity Manual