Mouse Preferences

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Préférences de la souris Mauseinstellungen

  • Gale 29Jan11: It's OK in this case for the window to be dragged down to non-default size so as to show all the shortcuts. See the text below the image.
Devices PreferencesPlayback PreferencesRecording PreferencesQuality PreferencesInterface PreferencesTracks PreferencesImport/Export PreferencesExtended Import PreferencesProjects PreferencesLibraries PreferencesSpectrograms PreferencesDirectories PreferencesWarnings PreferencesEffects PreferencesKeyboard PreferencesModules PreferencesMouse Preferences dialog
Click on any of the other Preferences sections in the above image to go directly to that Preferences page.


The image above shows a complete list of the available mouse bindings (the actual window in the program has to be dragged down to show the entire list without scrolling). Currently, mouse bindings are not configurable.

Most of the mouse bindings are for click and drag gestures when using one of the Audacity tools. "Left", "Right" and "Middle" in the list refer to the mouse button to be clicked.

If your mouse has a standard scroll wheel or ball, you can also use the bottom three gestures listed above for vertical or horizontal scrolling of tracks on the Audacity screen, or for horizontal zooming in or out on the mouse pointer. Horizontal scrolling and zooming always require the SHIFT or CTRL key respectively to be held down, irrespective of the pointing device.


Mac users: CMD-Wheel-Rotate (the equivalent Audacity binding on Mac for zooming on the mouse pointer) will only work if you disable "Zoom using scroll ball while holding Command" (or similar) in the System "Mouse" or "Universal Access" Preferences.

Alternatively, hold both COMMAND and CONTROL while zoom scrolling.

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