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»The most difficult part will be working with the selection.« Don't you dare writing »One of the disqualifing parts compared to professional solutions ...«? ;-) Positively said: Please give this part of audacity's documentation a quite prominent place and be rather verbose and illustrative, here! All those many again-and-again-the-same-stuff user guides out there focus on obvious features but neglect the navigation/selection-topic.

BTW why don't right/left arrows mapped to HIDs like Mouse-Wheel or PowerMate(TM) work for the navigation in Tracks?Bgks 02:57, 22 April 2009 (PDT)

  • Gale 22 April 2009 22:59 UTC:

    This is not a primary part of our documentation, relates only to Audacity 1.2 Stable, and has not been updated for three years. Since that time, we have been considerably improving accessibility in our Beta 1.3 line, which we hope will become a new Stable 1.4 version later this year.

    If you want to try and improve the BlindSelecting page in terms of Audacity 1.2, or make a new section for 1.3 in it, please do so. The page already gives exact steps as far as I can see from a cursory glance.

    I would suggest you use Audacity Beta (currently 1.3.7) if you want to see where we are now with accessibility. "Working with a selection" is easier, and you can manipulate tracks and selected areas entirely with the keyboard. To play audio at the end of a selection, the easiest way is probably to use the Selection Toolbar (or [ and ] ) to change the left and right selection boundaries and back again.

    For relevant documentation, see NavigationTips and Selecting Audio in the Manual, "Audacity Selection" in the draft 1.3. Manual and David Bailes' Guide to 1.3.7

    Regarding the HID hardware you mention, if you have not already done so, please try it in 1.3.7 using our keyboard shortcuts or ones you configure in Preferences. "PowerMate" is supposed according to Griffin to send key presses and so be compatible with all programs. Please contact Griffin and then tell us what they say and describe the symptoms of the problem.