Speed up the selection of audio with the mouse or arrow keys


Just wondering if it would be possible to allow for the selection of audio using the mouse and/or the arrow keys to speed up once you push the mouse all the way to the right or left edge of the window - or once the arrow keys have selected to the start or end of the audio on the screen? Maybe the farther left or right you push the mouse, the faster the selection process goes. Or if using the arrow keys, maybe a key combination that allows the selection process to go faster. The key combination could also be used with mouse instead of basing the selection speed on how far right or left the mouse is pushed.

Or for the mouse selection, maybe there could be a “hot zone” at the start and end of the audio on the screen that allows the selection process to speed up if the mouse cursor is in that zone.


A quick way to select a long period of time is to zoom out. You can do that with “Ctrl + Mouse wheel”.

More about selecting audio: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audacity_selection.html
More about zooming: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/zooming.html