Is there any way to fix the play point in the center of the screen and have the tracks you are editing scroll right to left rather than have the tracks fixed and the play point scroll left to right? If not, why not? It would be a great feature.
Someone will correct me, but I believe the upcoming new version of Audacity can do that.
No-one will correct you Koz, the upcoming 2.1.3 release will indeed do that (courtesy of, and thanks to, Paul Licameli)
There is a new button at the left of the Timeline to switch between pinnued and unpinned playhead) unpinned is the default.
See this page in the 2.1.3 alpha Manual: http://alphamanual.audacityteam.org/man/Timeline#pinned