Completed: Proposal Binding Effects to Hot-Keys

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Proposal pages help us get from feature requests into actual plans. This page is a proposal to enable the Binding of chosen effects to buttons or keyboard shortcuts.

This is not intended to be tackled prior to the release of Audacity version 2.0

Proposal pages are used on an ongoing basis by the Audacity development team and are open to edits from visitors to the wiki. They are a good way to get community feedback on a proposal.

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The Problem

The Effects list has grown very long in Audacity, most users use only a small subset of these effects and finding the ones they need in the long list is difficult (and requires at least two clicks).

A typical users use of effects means that yhay will use a small subset - but each item will be used many times in the editing process.

Proposed Feature


Developer/QA Backing

  • Peter
  • Greg Kozikowski

Use Cases




GUI Examples


Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal

This is one of the "Highest Rated" items in the list of Feature Requests on the Wiki.

Bind effects to buttons or keyboard shortcuts: including particular parameters thereof e.g. one keystroke to amplify + 3 dB, another keystroke -3 dB, another to compress (34 votes)

  • Effects for which this has been requested: Amplify; Change Speed; Fade In/Out; Generate Tone; Insert Silence; Noise Removal; Repair; DC removal ; Chris' Compressor