Increments of the time scale zoom

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Quantum
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Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by Quantum » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:22 am

hi
I often use the horizontal zoom, but most of the time I need smaller increments in zooming in and out.

I believe that the fixed increment is a double/half of the current scale, which in most cases (at least for me) is not helpful, as I most often need about 20-25% up or down and when the scale jumps to a double I lose the view of my selection or I see too much of it when it shrinks by 50%.

Zoom is an important tool for me as I evaluate my audio file visually as much as auditorily (just made up this word). I need to see it as much as hear it.

I didn't find any value set zoom tool which is a standard zoom in most applications - e.g. from 10% to 200%.

Could you possibly include this improvement in your next update - it would be very helpful.

thanks
Anna

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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by steve » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:29 am

An easy way to zoom to a specific time region:

1. Click and drag on the part of the waveform that you want to view.
2. "Ctrl + E" (or "View menu > Zoom > Zoom to Selection")
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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by Quantum » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:35 am

that's not what I'm talking about or seeking to achieve.

I need control over zooming IN and OUT by percentage or any other incremental value which is less than double/half

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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by steve » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:57 am

Quantum wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:35 am
I need control over zooming IN and OUT by percentage or any other incremental value which is less than double/half
Ctrl + Mouse Wheel
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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by Quantum » Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:54 pm

now, THAT works

thank you!

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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by Quantum » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:24 am

well, it works, but even using my mouse the increments are still large, pretty much the same as in Audacity zoom function, which is I believe 25%.

When I need to zoom in or out, I need to this for the whole track, not a selection.

Could you include a standard zoom function where one can select the percentage?

thanks

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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by steve » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:29 am

Quantum wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:24 am
When I need to zoom in or out, I need to this for the whole track, not a selection.
"Ctrl + F" zooms to the whole project.

There's already a lot of options for zooming, so I think it's unlikely that the developers will want to add more. See also: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/zooming.html
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Re: Increments of the time scale zoom

Post by Quantum » Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:54 am

yes, there many zoom options, except that they are all missing what I'm looking for - smaller increments/more precision of less than 25% jumps.

that's fine, thanks.

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