New version does not automatcally scroll left and/or right

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New version does not automatcally scroll left and/or right

Post by swbeck » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:25 pm

I bought a new laptop and had to download the current version of Audacity (2.2.0) This laptop has Windows 10. On the old version of Audacity, when I wanted to select big portion of an audio file, I could click on where I wanted to start and then hold the mouse down and when I hit the end of the window, it would automatically scroll the audio file that direction until I released the mouse. The new version does not do this. Is there some setting that has changed that I can set to do this. It takes much longer to edit an audio file when you can only select what is in the window displayed.

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Re: New version does not automatcally scroll left and/or rig

Post by Trebor » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:02 am

swbeck wrote: On the old version of Audacity, when I wanted to select big portion of an audio file, I could click on where I wanted to start and then hold the mouse down and when I hit the end of the window ...
You have to hold down the "Ctrl" key whilst using the scroll-wheel on the mouse to zoom in/out.

Alternatively use the zoom tool

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Re: New version does not automatcally scroll left and/or rig

Post by steve » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:10 pm

swbeck wrote:The new version does not do this. Is there some setting that has changed that I can set to do this.
It's a bug in Audacity 2.2.0. It has now been fixed, and the fixed version is available as Audacity 2.2.1 RC2: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=97903
I would recommend trying this version as it contains several bug fixes. If you do so, please send us your feedback in this part of the forum: viewforum.php?f=68
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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