Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

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Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by kgagne » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:53 am

When I upgraded to Audacity 2.2.1, I found the sync-lock icon was no longer in the toolbar. Now I need to go to the Tracks menu and select "Sync-Lock Tracks (on/off)". Is there a way to re-enable the shortcut icon? I've dug around in the preferences and documentation but have not found it.

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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by steve » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:15 pm

It was removed from the toolbar because too many users were getting stuck after enabling it accidentally.

If you use Sync Lock frequently, you can set a keyboard shortcut (sorry, no button).
To set keyboard shortcuts, see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/keyb ... ences.html
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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by kgagne » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:34 pm

Steve,

Thank you for the swift reply. What a bummer — I use the sync-lock feature often.

I also run Audacity workshops at local school and university labs, where they're likely to have an older version of Audacity. I'll have to install an older version myself so that they can follow along with my instructions, instead of me telling them where to find a button without being able to show them.

I hope a future version of Audacity offers an optional preference to re-enable this icon.

-Ken

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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by steve » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:55 pm

Eventually we would like to make the toolbars much more customizable, but it'll be a while before that happens (don't hold your breath ;))
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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by CharlieSummers » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 pm

steve wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:15 pm
It was removed from the toolbar because too many users were getting stuck after enabling it accidentally.
Awesome...

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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by MichaelTheDragon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:54 pm

It´s really awesome. I am disgusted!
I produce audio books with Audacity and this feature was so easy to use.
Hope it comes back to the toolbar or -- really even better -- make the toolbars editable.

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Re: Enabling sync-lock toolbar icon

Post by steve » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 am

MichaelTheDragon wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:54 pm
It´s really awesome. I am disgusted!
I produce audio books with Audacity and this feature was so easy to use.
Hope it comes back to the toolbar or -- really even better -- make the toolbars editable.
If you use this feature frequently, you could set a keyboard shortcut to make it even quicker to use than a button. See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/key ... ences.html

Even without setting a shortcut, it is not difficult to click on "Tracks menu > Sync-Lock Tracks".
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