Completed Proposal Select Track button in TCP

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Proposal pages help us get from feature requests into actual plans. This page is a proposal to add a button to the Track Control Panel to select the entire track.
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

  • Many users are unaware how to use the Track Control Panel to select the whole track
    • In fact many users are unaware how to select the whole track (see many Forum posts)
  • When the Track Control Panel is minimized or shrunk vertically the "white space" target area for track selection is very small
  • Lack of adequate visual cue (there is a hovertext tip - but that is inadequate)

Proposed Feature

Add a button for "Select Track" in the Track Control Panel.

  • Shrink the Collapse/Expand button (horizontally) to half the width of the Track Control Panel
  • That will release enough space to add a button labelled "Select".

Pressing the "Select" button selects the whole track.

Optional Extra: "Select" button is an up/down button to unselect/select the whole track.

Developer/QA Backing

Peter

Use Cases

TBP


Details

TBP


GUI Examples

TBP


Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal

TBP