Customising Effects Menu

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joedale
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Customising Effects Menu

Post by joedale » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:42 am

Hi there,

Is it possible to create sub-menus in the Effects Menu? In this video by Kevin Loughin, he has two sub-menus called Plug-ins 1-15 and Plug-ins 16-18. I commented on his video asking him how he did this and he said it was a Linux thing. Is it possible to do this in Windows or Mac too? It would be great to reduce the Effects Menu list a little. The only option I've found so far is to disable the effects I don't use. Is there another way?
https://youtu.be/Eyqgu4N9rho?t=361

Best wishes

Joe

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Re: Customising Effects Menu

Post by LWinterberg » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:39 am

There are various grouping options in Preferences > Effects.

Also, you may be delighted to learn that for the upcoming 3.2 version will have some grouping by default:
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Re: Customising Effects Menu

Post by steve » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:57 am

joedale wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:42 am
he has two sub-menus called Plug-ins 1-15 and Plug-ins 16-18. I commented on his video asking him how he did this and he said it was a Linux thing. Is it possible to do this in Windows or Mac too?
There's an option in Preferences:

"Edit menu > Preferences > Effects"

Set the "Maximum effects per group" greater than zero. On Linux this is set to 15 by default.

Note that the effect grouping will be changed in the next version of Audacity, and on first run Audacity will enable every effect that it finds that it thinks are compatible (some may not actually be compatible with Audacity).
Learn more about Nyquist programming at audionyq.com

joedale
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Re: Customising Effects Menu

Post by joedale » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:22 pm

Thank you both for your explanations. That's great. I look forward to seeing what 3.2 brings too.

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