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Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts

    Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

    File Menu

    New

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • N

    Open

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • O

    Close

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • W

    Exit

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Q

    Save project

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • S

    Export audio

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Export multiple

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • L

    Import audio

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • I

    Edit Menu

    Undo

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Z

    Redo

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Y

    Cut

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • X

    Delete

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • K

    Copy

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • C

    Paste

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • V

    Duplicate

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • D

    Preferences

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • P

    Split cut

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • X

    Split delete

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • K

    Silence audio

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • L

    Trim audio

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • T

    Split new

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • I

    Join

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • J

    Detach at silences

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Add label at selection

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • B

    Add label at playback position

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • M

    Paste text to new label

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • V

    Cut labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • X

    Delete labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • K

    Split cut labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • X

    Split delete labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Silence labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • L

    Copy labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Split labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • I

    Join labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • J

    Detach labeled audio at silences

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Select Menu

    Select all

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • A

    Select none

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • A

    Select at zero crossings

    • Z

    Select in all tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Select in all sync-locked tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Y

    Left at playback position

    • [

    Right at playback position

    • ]

    Track start to cursor

    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Cursor to track end

    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Toggle spectral selection

    • Q

    Previous clip

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • P

    Next clip

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • N

    View Menu

    Zoom in

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 1

    Zoom normal

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 2

    Zoom out

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • 3

    Zoom to selection

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • E

    Zoom toggle

    • Shift
    • +
    • Z

    Fit to width

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • F

    Fit to height

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F

    Collapse all tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Expand collapsed tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • X

    Skip to selection start

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • [

    Skip to selection end

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • ]

    Transport Menu

    Play or stop

    • Space

    Play or stop and set cursor

    • X

    Loop play

    • Shift
    • +
    • Space

    Pause

    • P

    Record

    • R

    Record new track

    • Shift
    • +
    • R

    Timer record…

    • Shift
    • +
    • T

    Punch and roll record

    • Shift
    • +
    • D

    Pause

    • P

    Cursor to track start

    • J

    Cursor to track end

    • K

    Cursor to project start

    • Home

    Cursor to project end

    • End

    Tracks Menu

    Add new mono track

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • N

    Mix and render to new track

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • M

    Mute all tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • U

    Unmute all tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • U

    Effect Menu

    Repeat last effect

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • R

    Extra Menu

    Toggle full screen

    • F11

    Play one second

    • 1

    Play to selection

    • B

    Play before selection start

    • Shift
    • +
    • F5

    Play after selection start

    • Shift
    • +
    • F6

    Play before selection end

    • Shift
    • +
    • F7

    Play after selection end

    • Shift
    • +
    • F8

    Play before and after selection start

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F5

    Play before and after selection end

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F7

    Play cut preview

    • C

    Selection tool

    • F1

    Envelope tool

    • F2

    Draw tool

    • F3

    Zoom tool

    • F4

    Time shift tool

    • F5

    Multi tool

    • F6

    Previous tool

    • A

    Next tool

    • D

    Delete

    • Backspace

    Move to previous label

    • Alt
    • +
    • Left

    Move to next label

    • Alt
    • +
    • Right

    Short seek left during playback

    • Left

    Short seek right during playback

    • Right

    Long seek left during playback

    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Long seek right during playback

    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Change recording device

    • Shift
    • +
    • I

    Change playback device

    • Shift
    • +
    • O

    Change audio host

    • Shift
    • +
    • H

    Change recording channels

    • Shift
    • +
    • N

    Selection to start

    • Shift
    • +
    • Home

    Selection to end

    • Shift
    • +
    • End

    Selection extend left

    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Selection extend right

    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Selection contract left

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Selection contract right

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Move backwards from toolbars to tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F6

    Move forward from toolbars to tracks

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • F6

    Move focus to previous track

    • Up

    Move focus to next track

    • Down

    Move focus to first track

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • Home

    Move focus to last track

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • End

    Move focus to previous and select

    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Move focus to next and select

    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Toggle focused track

    • Enter

    Cursor left

    • Left

    Cursor right

    • Right

    Cursor short jump left

    • ,

    Cursor short jump right

    • .

    Cursor long jump left

    • Shift
    • +
    • ,

    Cursor long jump right

    • Shift
    • +
    • .

    Change pan on focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • P

    Pan left on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Pan right on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Change gain on focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • G

    Increase gain on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Decrease gain on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Mute or unmute focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • U

    Solo or unsolo focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • S

    Close focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

    File Menu

    New

    • Cmd
    • +
    • N

    Open

    • Cmd
    • +
    • O

    Close

    • Cmd
    • +
    • W

    Exit

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Q

    Save project

    • Cmd
    • +
    • S

    Export audio

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Export multiple

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • L

    Import audio

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • I

    Edit Menu

    Undo

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Z

    Redo

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Y

    Cut

    • Cmd
    • +
    • X

    Delete

    • Cmd
    • +
    • K

    Copy

    • Cmd
    • +
    • C

    Paste

    • Cmd
    • +
    • V

    Duplicate

    • Cmd
    • +
    • D

    Preferences

    • Cmd
    • +
    • P

    Split cut

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • X

    Split delete

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • K

    Silence audio

    • Cmd
    • +
    • L

    Trim audio

    • Cmd
    • +
    • T

    Split new

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • I

    Join

    • Cmd
    • +
    • J

    Detach at silences

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Add label at selection

    • Cmd
    • +
    • B

    Add label at playback position

    • Cmd
    • +
    • M

    Paste text to new label

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • V

    Cut labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • X

    Delete labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • K

    Split cut labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • X

    Split delete labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Silence labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • L

    Copy labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Split labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • I

    Join labeled audio

    • Alt
    • +
    • J

    Detach labeled audio at silences

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Select Menu

    Select all

    • Cmd
    • +
    • A

    Select none

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • A

    Select at zero crossings

    • Z

    Select in all tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Select in all sync-locked tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Y

    Left at playback position

    • [

    Right at playback position

    • ]

    Track start to cursor

    • Shift
    • +
    • J

    Cursor to track end

    • Shift
    • +
    • K

    Toggle spectral selection

    • Q

    Previous clip

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • P

    Next clip

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Alt
    • +
    • N

    View Menu

    Zoom in

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 1

    Zoom normal

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 2

    Zoom out

    • Cmd
    • +
    • 3

    Zoom to selection

    • Cmd
    • +
    • E

    Zoom toggle

    • Shift
    • +
    • Z

    Fit to width

    • Cmd
    • +
    • F

    Fit to height

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F

    Collapse all tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Expand collapsed tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • X

    Skip to selection start

    • Cmd
    • +
    • [

    Skip to selection end

    • Cmd
    • +
    • ]

    Transport Menu

    Play or stop

    • Space

    Play or stop and set cursor

    • X

    Loop play

    • Shift
    • +
    • Space

    Pause

    • P

    Record

    • R

    Record new track

    • Shift
    • +
    • R

    Timer record…

    • Shift
    • +
    • T

    Punch and roll record

    • Shift
    • +
    • D

    Pause

    • P

    Cursor to track start

    • J

    Cursor to track end

    • K

    Cursor to project start

    • Home

    Cursor to project end

    • End

    Tracks Menu

    Add new mono track

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • N

    Mix and render to new track

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • M

    Mute all tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • U

    Unmute all tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • U

    Effect Menu

    Repeat last effect

    • Cmd
    • +
    • R

    Extra Menu

    Toggle full screen

    • F11

    Play one second

    • 1

    Play to selection

    • B

    Play before selection start

    • Shift
    • +
    • F5

    Play after selection start

    • Shift
    • +
    • F6

    Play before selection end

    • Shift
    • +
    • F7

    Play after selection end

    • Shift
    • +
    • F8

    Play before and after selection start

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F5

    Play before and after selection end

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F7

    Play cut preview

    • C

    Selection tool

    • F1

    Envelope tool

    • F2

    Draw tool

    • F3

    Zoom tool

    • F4

    Time shift tool

    • F5

    Multi tool

    • F6

    Previous tool

    • A

    Next tool

    • D

    Delete

    • Backspace

    Move to previous label

    • Alt
    • +
    • Left

    Move to next label

    • Alt
    • +
    • Right

    Short seek left during playback

    • Left

    Short seek right during playback

    • Right

    Long seek left during playback

    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Long seek right during playback

    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Change recording device

    • Shift
    • +
    • I

    Change playback device

    • Shift
    • +
    • O

    Change audio host

    • Shift
    • +
    • H

    Change recording channels

    • Shift
    • +
    • N

    Selection to start

    • Shift
    • +
    • Home

    Selection to end

    • Shift
    • +
    • End

    Selection extend left

    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Selection extend right

    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Selection contract left

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Selection contract right

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Move backwards from toolbars to tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • F6

    Move forward from toolbars to tracks

    • Cmd
    • +
    • F6

    Move focus to previous track

    • Up

    Move focus to next track

    • Down

    Move focus to first track

    • Cmd
    • +
    • Home

    Move focus to last track

    • Cmd
    • +
    • End

    Move focus to previous and select

    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Move focus to next and select

    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Toggle focused track

    • Enter

    Cursor left

    • Left

    Cursor right

    • Right

    Cursor short jump left

    • ,

    Cursor short jump right

    • .

    Cursor long jump left

    • Shift
    • +
    • ,

    Cursor long jump right

    • Shift
    • +
    • .

    Change pan on focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • P

    Pan left on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Left

    Pan right on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Right

    Change gain on focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • G

    Increase gain on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Up

    Decrease gain on focused track

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Down

    Mute or unmute focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • U

    Solo or unsolo focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • S

    Close focused track

    • Shift
    • +
    • C