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Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Posted by permaculturegreg
Hey all using 2.1.3 on mac os 10.12.5

When I select a piece of content and delete it - Audacity also deletes the nonselected audio around it.

Driving me a little nuts today. I am sure it is an easy fix.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Greg

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:10 am
Posted by kozikowski
Audacity also deletes the nonselected audio around it.

All of it? If you select a bit of a minute clip, the whole minute goes, too? Are you dragging the work for deletion? Does the dragging highlight follow you?

Anything magic about the show, like it's six hours long and contains 300 tracks? Describe what you're doing.

Koz

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Posted by permaculturegreg
Yes if I select a bit of a clip the section before and after it goes away as well.
Not sure what you mean about dragging the work for deletion.
I select a pice of the work and hit the delete key.

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Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:21 am
Posted by steve
Does the Audacity project play correctly?

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Posted by kozikowski
We have to visualize what you're doing. How are you selecting the work? There's many different ways.
Koz

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:26 pm
Posted by permaculturegreg
Koz - how about this

https://youtu.be/NZwwDoybzbs

Thanks for looking

Greg

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Posted by steve
Does the Audacity project play correctly before you make the edit?
I'm guessing that it doesn't.

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Posted by kozikowski
That's the wrong cursor. You should be seeing the "I-Beam" cursor when you're selecting timeline work.

Koz

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Posted by kozikowski
I don't know what that is, but you might be stuck in a "mode" or condition to get that special cursor. Select the I-Beam from up in the tool collection. See if the problem goes away.

Oh, and Steve may be right. You may have an odd timeline condition that won't play right, either. There are special services that don't necessarily display obvious icons or signs.

Koz

Re: Audacity 2.1.3 deleting more than selected

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:26 am
Posted by permaculturegreg
Yes actually it plays just fine. And interestingly the i beam looks just fine as I am recording - it changes in the video from Camtasia. So yes it plays just fine and yes the iBeam cursor is normal as I am recording.

Very interesting - I was hoping someone had run into this before. I actually deleted Audacity and started anew. Where are the library and cache files - maybe get rid of them too?

THanks everybody!!!