Try to delete only selected portion of audio and end up with

I’m relatively new to Audacity, even though I’ve had it for about six months. I haven’t used it much, though, as I have other hobbies. If this sounds noob-ish, I apologise in advance.

I’m blind, so selecting audio is a bit trickier for me–doable, but tricky. I’ve got the selecting down pat, but when I try to delete only the portion of audio I’ve selected and then play back to here the result, all I get is silence. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

I have Audacity version 2.0.3, and I’m on Windows 7, although I don’t know exactly which version of 7 I have. I don’t know where to find it. Sorry about that.

Support for blind users is provided on the specialist Audacity4Blind list. Please click here to join: .

Meantime you can read David Bailes’s JAWS Guide for help: .

If you are deleting audio at the end of the track, press HOME to play from the start. Only press DELETE once and make sure you have a selection or you will delete the entire project audio. Press CTRL + Z to undo mistakes. It may be more convenient to turn off “Select all audio in project, if none selected” in the Tracks Preferences.

The current version of Audacity is 2.0.5: .

To find which edition of Windows 7 you are using, press the Windows key and right-click Computer, then choose Properties.


I didn’t know that existed. I shall look through it and see what I can find out about my problem. Guess I should have looked for something like that beforehand, huh? :blush:

Thanks for the directions! They are much appreciated, I assure you. :smiley:

audacity4blind isn’t easy to find but I have added more links to it on our web pages. Just subscribe to the list and ask there if you get stuck :slight_smile: