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startup macro

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:25 am
by pansmanser
I would like to be able to run audacity with a macro at startup. Is this possible?

Re: startup macro

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 am
by steve
Audacity does not have that feature.

What are you trying to achieve?

Re: startup macro

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:22 pm
by pansmanser
Sorry for long delay. I gave up on this and moved on to other things.

What I wanted to achieve was to create background music for a slide show presentation by making a random selection from a file of tracks. I had a script to select files and randomly assign them to a number. Audacity would then open the first, import the rest, align them all and export a single track.

Re: startup macro

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:31 pm
by jademan
steve wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 am
Audacity does not have that feature.
I wonder if this could be accomplished via AutoHotkey or Python?

Re: startup macro

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:36 pm
by steve
jademan wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:31 pm
I wonder if this could be accomplished via AutoHotkey or Python?
I expect it can. Either of them can launch applications and then send commands to that application.

Re: startup macro

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:07 pm
by pansmanser
jademan wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:31 pm
steve wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:34 am
Audacity does not have that feature.
I wonder if this could be accomplished via AutoHotkey or Python?
I fear Python is beyond me. I believe AutoHotKey is a Windows program, but I am running linux.

Re: startup macro

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:54 am
by steve
pansmanser wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:07 pm
I believe AutoHotKey is a Windows program, but I am running linux.
Try "AutoKey".

Re: startup macro

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:29 am
by pansmanser
Thanks @Steve, I'm looking into that.