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Getting started with Audacity 1.3 by Bethany Hiitola

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Appendix A. Toolbar, Menu, and Keyboard Shortcut Reference

After you use Audacity for a while, you might want to start using keyboard shortcuts for your most used features in the software. These are keyboard combinations that are usually easy to remember, and are also faster than using the menus. See the list below to get started!

Note

If you are using a Mac computer, instead of using the Ctrl key, you use the Command key in any of the combinations listed next.

Keyboard Shortcut

Feature/Function

Project and Files

Ctrl + N

New project

Ctrl + O

Open project

Ctrl + W

Close project and Audacity

Ctrl + S

Save Project

Ctrl + P

Preferences

Tools Toolbar Shortcuts

F1

Selection Tool

F2

Envelope Tool

F3

Draw Tool

F4

Zoom Tool

F5

Time ...

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