Clicking at track start shouldn't scale vertically

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Clicking at track start shouldn't scale vertically

Permanent link to this post Posted by BillFrezza » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:41 pm

I realize this is just a minor nuisance, but is there any way to disable the function that automatically switches the insert bar to the magnifying glass if you accidentally drift onto the amplitude scale at the left hand side of a track? I can't tell you how many times I'm trying to drop the insert bar at the beginning of a track and I accidentally change the scale, needlessly interrupting my work flow as I have to make multiple clicks to get it back.

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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:58 pm

You may not be able to hit the beginning of the track anyway. I can't always do it. On a moderately long show, you're trying to hit a one-pixel point. I use the Home key.

Many laptops have a key combination that works out to "Home." Mac laptops is Fn + Left Arrow and Audacity respects it.

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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:32 pm

You could use the Home key, or, click anywhere on the track then click the "rewind" << button.

I've moved this topic to the "adding features" section as there has been a suggestion of reducing the width of the "magnifier" zone so as to make it easier to click at the start of the track without inadvertently activating the vertical ruler functions. I guess that would be better for you BillFrezza ?
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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:11 pm

steve wrote: there has been a suggestion of reducing the width of the "magnifier" zone so as to make it easier to click at the start of the track without inadvertently activating the vertical ruler functions.

+1 for this

I just tested this and it is set a bit unnecessarily "hair trigger", a bit of tolerance wouldn't go amiss 8-)

And note it's "hair trigger" on both sides.

Should be a pretty simple change too, I'd have thought.

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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:14 pm

Yeah. Pull the zoom landing zone in a bit.

I, too, have zoomed in error.

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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:43 pm

+1

This bites me at least once a month and is very disconcerting. It's not quite annoying enough for me to have changed my personal version of Audacity but, the next time I'm compiling mine, I will probably change this action to a <Shift Click>.
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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:59 pm

I think I must have just got used to it. If I'm making a selection, say between 0 and 10 seconds, I click and drag from right to left (not really thought about it, but that's what I find myself doing. If I just want the cursor at zero, I generally just tap the Home key. Even without the vertical zoom, I'd still find it very awkward trying to select 0 to 10 seconds in a left to right direction, because it would still require pixel accurate clicking wouldn't it?
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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:09 pm

I have also taught myself to do the things Steve says. Still, I seem to get tripped up occasionally. I just tried HEAD and 2.0 both, trying hard to mis-click to accidentally get the zooming but could not do so <shrug>.
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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:03 pm

waxcylinder wrote:
steve wrote: there has been a suggestion of reducing the width of the "magnifier" zone so as to make it easier to click at the start of the track without inadvertently activating the vertical ruler functions.

+1 for this

I just tested this and it is set a bit unnecessarily "hair trigger", a bit of tolerance wouldn't go amiss 8-)

And note it's "hair trigger" on both sides.

+1. May as well give more "tolerance" on both sides.

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Re: How to disable automatic scaling

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:40 pm

So a lot of positive votes - a QA consensus in fact - and with minimal discassion 8-)

Steve, is this somethging you can handle?

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