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The initial recording is focused and selected automatically. When recording a subsequent track that track is only focused and not selected. The Append Record is done to the Selected track which in this case is not the intended track. This requires the user to remember to select the desired track then Append Record. This is a gotcha just waiting to happen. The last recorded track should be Focused as well as Selected.  
  
  

Revision as of 15:50, 27 February 2020

Proposal pages help us get from feature requests into actual plans. This page is a proposal to make a newly recorded track become selected as well as focused.
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.


  • Note: Proposals for Google Summer of Code projects are significantly different in structure, are submitted via Google's web app and may or may not have a corresponding proposal page.


The Problem

When recording a second track then wishing to append to that track just executing Append Record results in the appended recording being appended to the first recorded track and not the second. Presently it is required to first select the second track then Append Record. This is counterintuitive and can result in the the data not being added to the intended track.

Proposed Feature

Make a newly recorded track become selected as well as focused.


Developer/QA Backing

  • Cliff
  • Peter

Use Cases

Append recording

  1. Record a short section.
  2. Shift+R to record to a new track.
  3. R to append record. This appends to the first recording and not the last recording performed. The same thing happens with multiple recordings.


Details

The initial recording is focused and selected automatically. When recording a subsequent track that track is only focused and not selected. The Append Record is done to the Selected track which in this case is not the intended track. This requires the user to remember to select the desired track then Append Record. This is a gotcha just waiting to happen. The last recorded track should be Focused as well as Selected.


GUI Examples

Not needed.

Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal

TBP