OS is Linux 12.04LTS, though I don’t think it really has anything to do with my question. :wink:

I am wondering if there is any way to change the timeline so it counts in 10 second increments, instead of 15. Without having to zoom way in, that is?

The timeline generates time markers generally from the window size. Either shrink or expand the working desktop window and Control-F full screen and see if the markers change. How long is the show? I was able to get the timeline to count by 10, 5 and 2 just by the window sizes.


Thanks, Koz. but that doesn’t seem to work for me. When I shrink the window, the UI stays the same size, I just see less of it. And, of course the labeled increments remain the same. The only way I have been able to change them to what I want is by zooming in several times, which I would rather not do.

As to how long the show is, this isn’t for one particular show. Actually, I am editing audio tracks into ten second clips, which is why I would prefer the ten second intervals between markers.

Try Analyze > Regular Interval Labels… . Set the label interval to 10 seconds then File > Export Multiple… will export however many 10 second pieces there are.


Hey Gale, Sorry for the late reply, one of my HDD was going down so I had to do some work to get back up and running again.

Wow, what a good suggestion. This will save me a ton of work. However, I first need to figure out why when I set the intervals to 10 seconds, the resultant clips are a little over, like about 10.24. Any ideas?

See Regular Interval Labels - Audacity Manual for full documentation. You probably need to set “Adjust label interval to fit length” to “No”. However this may mean the final label is then a different length than 10 seconds.

If the final label is longer than 10 seconds, change “Add final label” to “Yes” to give yourself one more label at the required 10 seconds.