I am using version 2.1.2 on a windows 10 64 bit systems.
I would like to be able to have the waveform scroll from right to left past the shuttle. This would facilitate my being able to stop at a precise instant in time. However, I have not been able to find a methodology for setting this. I have checked the Help, and the Manual and have done a search here in the forums to no avail. I am sure I am missing it.
Can anyone help?
I am sure I am missing it.
I’m pretty sure you’re not. That’s a version of scrubbing that Audacity can’t do quite right yet.
You can set Audacity to flip screens as it plays. I think that’s as close as we get.
Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Tracks: [X] Update…
My old Cool Edit (Adobe Audition) could do that.
There are a number of navigation tools that work from Stop (but not Play).
– Drag-select something on the timeline and zoom into it. Control-E
– Zoom out a little bit. Control-3
– Zoom out full. Control-F
– Shift-ScrollWheel will shift the timeline view left and right (sooner and later).
Change the timeline so it doesn’t shift by itself:
– Edit > Preferences > Tracks > [_] Update display while playing. (de-select)
…Note: Update Display is good during recording.
“Shuttle” is not an Audacity term for anything in the interface, but if you want to scrub the waveform backwards, CTRL + double left-click. See http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/scrubbing_and_seeking.html#Scroll-scrub.