Preferences Reference

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Preferences

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Scripting Id Prompt Parameters Description
/AudioIO/Host Host: enum, (default:)
  • MME
  • Windows DirectSound
  • Windows WASAPI
no tip string.
/AudioIO/LatencyDuration Buffer length: number, (default:100)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/LatencyCorrection Latency compensation: number, (default:-130)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/EffectsPreviewLen Length: number, (default:6)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/CutPreviewBeforeLen Before cut region: number, (default:2)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/CutPreviewAfterLen After cut region: number, (default:1)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/SeekShortPeriod Short period: number, (default:1)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/SeekLongPeriod Long period: number, (default:15)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/VariSpeedPlay Vari-Speed Play bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/UnpinnedScrubbing Always scrub unpinned bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/Duplex Play other tracks while recording (overdub) bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/SWPlaythrough Software playthrough of input bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/PreferNewTrackRecord Record on a new track bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/Warnings/DropoutDetected Detect dropouts bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/SoundActivatedRecord Enable bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/SilenceLevel Level (dB): number, (default:-50)
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/RecordingNameCustom Custom Track Name bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/RecodingTrackName string, (default:Recorded_Audio)
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/TrackNumber Track Number bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/DateStamp System Date bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/TimeStamp System Time bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/PreRoll Pre-roll: number, (default:5)
no tip string.
/AudioIO/Crossfade Crossfade: number, (default:10)
no tip string.
/MidiIO/Host Host: enum, (default:)
  • MMSystem
no tip string.
/MidiIO/SynthLatency MIDI Synth Latency (ms): number, (default:5)
no tip string.
/SamplingRate/DefaultProjectSampleRate number, (default:44100)
no tip string.
/SamplingRate/DefaultProjectSampleFormatChoice Default Sample Format: enum, (default:Format32BitFloat)
  • Format16Bit
  • Format24Bit
  • Format32BitFloat
no tip string.
/Quality/LibsoxrSampleRateConverterChoice Sample Rate Converter: enum, (default:MediumQuality)
  • LowQuality
  • MediumQuality
  • HighQuality
  • BestQuality
no tip string.
Quality/DitherAlgorithmChoice Dither: enum, (default:None)
  • None
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle
  • Shaped
no tip string.
/Quality/LibsoxrHQSampleRateConverterChoice Sample Rate Converter: enum, (default:BestQuality)
  • LowQuality
  • MediumQuality
  • HighQuality
  • BestQuality
no tip string.
Quality/HQDitherAlgorithmChoice Dither: enum, (default:Shaped)
  • None
  • Rectangle
  • Triangle
  • Shaped
no tip string.
/Locale/Language Language: enum, (default:)
  • af
  • id
  • bs
  • ca
  • cy
  • da
  • de
  • en
  • es
  • eu
  • eu_ES
  • fr
  • ga
  • gl
  • hr
  • it
  • lt
  • hu
  • nl
  • nb
  • oc
  • pl
  • pt_PT
  • pt_BR
  • ro
  • sk
  • sl
  • [email protected]
  • fi
  • sv
  • vi
  • tr
  • [email protected]
  • cs
  • el
  • be
  • bg
  • mk
  • ru
  • sr_RS
  • tg
  • uk
  • hy
  • he
  • ar
  • fa
  • hi
  • bn
  • ta
  • my
  • ka
  • km
  • zh_CN
  • zh_TW
  • ja
  • ko
no tip string.
/GUI/Help Location of Manual: enum, (default:Local)
  • Local
  • FromInternet
no tip string.
/GUI/Theme Theme: enum, (default:light)
  • classic
  • light
  • dark
  • high-contrast
  • custom
no tip string.
/GUI/EnvdBRange Meter dB range: enum, (default:60)
  • 36
  • 48
  • 60
  • 72
  • 84
  • 96
  • 120
  • 145
no tip string.
/GUI/ShowSplashScreen Show 'How to Get Help' at launch bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/ShowExtraMenus Show extra menus bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/BeepOnCompletion Beep on completion of longer activities bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/RetainLabels Retain labels if selection snaps to a label bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/BlendThemes Blend system and Audacity theme bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/RtlWorkaround Use mostly Left-to-Right layouts in RTL languages bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/TracksFitVerticallyZoomed Auto-fit track height bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/ShowTrackNameInWaveform Show audio track name as overlay bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/CollapseToHalfWave Use half-wave display when collapsed bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/AutoScroll Auto-scroll if head unpinned bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/DefaultViewModeChoice Default view mode: enum, (default:Waveform)
  • Waveform
  • WaveformDB
  • Spectrogram
no tip string.
/GUI/SampleViewChoice Display samples: enum, (default:StemPlot)
  • ConnectDots
  • StemPlot
no tip string.
/GUI/TrackNames/DefaultTrackName Default audio track name: string, (default:Audio Track)
no tip string.
/GUI/ZoomPreset1Choice Preset 1: enum, (default:ZoomDefault)
  • FitToWidth
  • ZoomToSelection
  • ZoomDefault
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • FifthsOfSeconds
  • TenthsOfSeconds
  • TwentiethsOfSeconds
  • FiftiethsOfSeconds
  • HundredthsOfSeconds
  • FiveHundredthsOfSeconds
  • MilliSeconds
  • Samples
  • FourPixelsPerSample
  • MaxZoom
no tip string.
/GUI/ZoomPreset2Choice Preset 2: enum, (default:FourPixelsPerSample)
  • FitToWidth
  • ZoomToSelection
  • ZoomDefault
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • FifthsOfSeconds
  • TenthsOfSeconds
  • TwentiethsOfSeconds
  • FiftiethsOfSeconds
  • HundredthsOfSeconds
  • FiveHundredthsOfSeconds
  • MilliSeconds
  • Samples
  • FourPixelsPerSample
  • MaxZoom
no tip string.
/GUI/SelectAllOnNone Auto-select, if selection required bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/EnableCutLines Enable cut lines bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/AdjustSelectionEdges Enable dragging selection edges bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/EditClipCanMove Editing a clip can move other clips bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/CircularTrackNavigation "Move track focus" cycles repeatedly through tracks bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/TypeToCreateLabel Type to create a label bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/DialogForNameNewLabel Use dialog for the name of a new label bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/ScrollBeyondZero Enable scrolling left of zero bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/VerticalZooming Advanced vertical zooming bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/GUI/Solo Solo Button: enum, (default:Standard)
  • Simple
  • Multi
  • None
no tip string.
/AudioFiles/NormalizeOnLoad Normalize all tracks in project bool, (default:false)
no tip string.
/AudioFiles/ShowId3Dialog Show Metadata Tags editor before export bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/ExtendedImport/OverrideExtendedImportByOpenFileDialogChoice Attempt to use filter in OpenFile dialog first bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Directories/TempDir Location: string, (default:)
no tip string.
/Warnings/FirstProjectSave Saving projects bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/GUI/EmptyCanBeDirty Saving empty project bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Warnings/DiskSpaceWarning Low disk space at launch or new project bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Warnings/MixMono Mixing down to mono during export bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Warnings/MixStereo Mixing down to stereo during export bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Warnings/MixUnknownChannels Mixing down on export (Custom FFmpeg or external program) bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Warnings/CopyOrEditUncompressedDataAsk Importing uncompressed audio files bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Ladspa/Enable LADSPA bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/LV2/Enable LV2 bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Nyquist/Enable Nyquist bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/VAMP/Enable Vamp bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/VST/Enable VST bool, (default:true)
no tip string.
/Effects/GroupBy Sort or Group: enum, (default:name)
  • sortby:name
  • sortby:publisher:name
  • sortby:type:name
  • groupby:publisher
  • groupby:type
no tip string.
/Effects/MaxPerGroup Maximum effects per group (0 to disable): number, (default:0)
no tip string.