Top 120 Audacity Shortcut Keys (Excel-PDF)

In the next post, you will discover shortcuts for Audacity, a popular programme for recording and manipulating audio with various effects. The provided shortcut will assist you in working more conveniently and efficiently while saving time. You can get excel and PDF files for additional reference by clicking on the download icon below.

Audacity Keyboard Shortcut Keys

1.Audio Track Dropdown Menu

Open menu on focused track Shift+M
Mute/Unmute focused track Shift+U
Solo/Unsolo focused track Shift+S
Change gain on focused track Shift+G
Increase gain on focused track Alt+Shift+Up
Decrease gain on focused track Alt+Shift+Down
Pan left on focused track Alt+Shift+Left
Pan right on focused track Alt+Shift+Right
Change pan on focused track Shift+P


2.Keyboard Focus

Move backward through currently focused toolbar in Upper Toolbar dock area Ctrl+Shift+F6
Move forward through currently focused toolbar in Upper Toolbar dock area Ctrl+F6
Move backward through modeless windows Alt+Shift+F6
Move forward through modeless windows Alt+F6

3.Tools Toolbar

Selection tool F1
Envelope tool F2
Draw tool F3
Zoom tool F4
Time shift tool F5
Multi-tool F6
Next-tool D
Previous tool A

4.Device Toolbar

Change Audio Host Shift+N
Change Playback Device Shift+O
Change Recording Device Shift+I
Change Recording Channels Shift+N

5.Analyse Menu

Contrast Ctrl+Shift+T

6.Effect Menu

Repeat last effect Ctrl+R

7.Transport Menu

Play/stop Space
Play/stop and set cursor X
Loop play Shift+Space
Pause P
Skip to start Home
Skip to end End
Record R
Timer record Shift+T
Append record Shift+R
Move cursor to next label Alt+Right
Move cursor to previous label Alt+Left
Play one second 1
Play to selection B
Play cut preview C
Play short period before selection start Shift+F5
Play short period after selection start Shift+F6
Play short period before selection end Shift+F7
Play short period after selection end Shift+F8
Play short period before and after selection start Ctrl+Shift+F5
Play short period before and after selection end Ctrl+Shift+F7
Short Seek Left during Playback Left/,
Short Seek right during Playback Right/.
Long Seek Left during Playback Shift+Left
Long Seek Right during Playback Shift+Right

8.View Menu

Zoom in Ctrl+1
Zoom normal Ctrl+2
Zoom out Ctrl+3
Zoom to selection Ctrl+E
Fit in window Ctrl+F
Fit vertically Ctrl+Shift+F
Go to selection start Ctrl+[
Go to selection end Ctrl+]
Collapse all tracks Ctrl+Shift+C
Expand collapsed tracks Ctrl+Shift+X
Full screen on/off F11

9.Edit Menu

Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y
Cut Ctrl+X
Delete Ctrl+K
Remove special> Split cut Ctrl+Alt+X
Remove special> Split delete Ctrl+Alt+K
Remove special> Silence audio Ctrl+L
Remove special> Time audio Ctrl+T
Clip Boundaries > Split Ctrl+I
Clip Boundaries > Split New Ctrl+Alt+I
Clip Boundaries > Join Ctrl+J
Clip boundaries > detach at silence Ctrl+Alt+J
Copy Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste text as new label Ctrl+Alt+V
Duplicate Ctrl+D
Labeled audio > cut Alt+X
Labeled audio > Delete Alt+K
Labeled audio >split cut Shift+Alt+X
Labeled audio >split delete Shift+Alt+K
Labeled audio >silence audio Alt+L`
Labeled audio >copy Shift+Alt+C
Labeled audio >split Alt+I
Labeled audio >join Alt+J
Labeled audio >detach at silences Ctrl+Alt+A
Select all Ctrl+A
Select none Ctrl+SHift+A
Select > Spectral > Toggle Spectral Selection Q
Select > Left at Playback Position [
Select > right at Playback Position ]
Select > Track Start to Cursor Shift+J
Select > Cursor to Track End Shift+K
Select > In All Tracks Ctrl+Shift+K
Select > In All Sync-Locked Tracks Ctrl+Shift+Y
FInd zero crossings Z
Move cursor to selection start Left
Move cursor to selection end Right
Move cursor to track start J
Move cursor to track end K
Move to and open next label Tab
Preferences Ctrl+P
Move to and open previous label Shift+Tab
Move to previous label Alt+Right
Move to next label Alt+Left
Selection to start Shift+Home
Selection to end Shift+End
Delete key Backspace
Delete key 2 Delete
Selection extend left Shift+Left
Selection extend right Shift+Right
Selection contract left Ctrl+Shift+Left
Selection contract right Ctrl+Shift+Right
Cursor left Left
Cursor right Right
Cursor Short Jump Left ,
Cursor Short Jump right .
Cursor long Jump Left Shift+,
Cursor long Jump right Shift+.

10.File Menu

New Ctrl+N
Open Ctrl+O
Close Ctrl+W
Save Ctrl+V
Import audio Ctrl+Shift+I
Export audio Ctrl+Shift+E
Export multiple Ctrl+Shift+L
Exit Ctrl+Q

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