Scrolling Wave, Naive Question, Audacity 2.1.1

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Scrolling Wave, Naive Question, Audacity 2.1.1

Post by Will D » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Could someone please answer a probably naive question? I have made a recording but on both the recording and playback the scrolling of the visual sound wave does not occur. Both recording and playback are otherwise OK.

I get only the visual sound wave until it reaches the rightmost point of the screen, it does not scroll along at all.

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Re: Scrolling Wave, Naive Question, Audacity 2.1.1

Post by steve » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Right click on the "Timeline" (the ruler at the top of the tracks panel). In the dropdown menu, select "Update display while playing".

(The alternative method of enable / disable scrolling is to use "Edit menu > Preferences > Tracks -> Update display when Recording/Playback head is unpinned". )
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