time shift a clips

mac 10.12.6 Adcty 2.4.2.


i cannot time shift a clips , after ready manual , any manipulations move the whole track not individual clip .
what do i do wrong ? or ?

thanks a lot for your time AND your light .

If you click and drag on a track with the Time Shift Tool within a “selection”, all clips within that selection will move together.
See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/time_shift_tool.html


no i cannot single time shift , whatever i’m doing the whole track move


Ensure that “Sync Lock” is not enabled (bottom of the “Tracks” menu).

If that’s not the problem, please post a screenshot of your project and describe, in extreme detail, exactly what you are doing.


1 / all to stop
2/ i select the tool selection make a selection
3/ place time shift tool in the selection …move the whole track
4 / place time shft in front of the selection …move the whole track and the clip out of the selection
5/ after thoses manipulations a got attachement 2.47.
6/ screen shot of hte project 2.49
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Screen Shot 2021-03-19 at 2.47.07 PM.png

Track 3 (Tenor Sax) appears to be just one continuous audio clip.
If you want to move only part of the track, you need to “Split” the track. (see: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/audacity_tracks_and_clips.html)

Track 8 (dimens) appears to be two audio clips with a split at around 7:00. With the Time Shift Tool you should be able to move the latter part of that track to the right by clicking on track 8 somewhere between 7:00 and 12:30 and dragging to the right.


no icannot move the clips in " dimen " screenshot 2.4.7 this is the only one i want to move , and what are thoses 2 lines at the end of the clips

thanks a lot

Your screenshot looks a bit peculiar because you are using the high contrast theme. It will look more “normal” if you use one of the other themes.

The red lines are cut lines.
– Bill

Click the “Select” button in the “dimens” track, then try to time shift the audio in the track.
– Bill


still the same it move the whole track , and not individuel clips
by the way i up date to 3.0.0 witch work fine with Mac OS 10.12.6 2.6 GHZ intel core i 7


As far as I can tell from looking at your screen shot, the “dimens” track is all one clip.
– Bill


so now i’m lost what schould i do to select one clip on dimen

one more time …thanks a lot for your time an and patience

First you need to break the track into separate clips.

As I noted before, the red lines are not clip boundaries. Those indicate cut lines.

– Bill


ok all working !

deep bow .