Audio Recorder & Editor Manual Contents

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Guide to the Audacity Project Window

File MenuEdit MenuSelect MenuView MenuTransport MenuTracks MenuGenerate MenuEffect MenuAnalyze MenuTools MenuExtra MenuHelp MenuMenu BarPause ButtonPlay ButtonStop ButtonSkip to Start ButtonSkip to End ButtonRecord ButtonTransport ToolbarSelection ToolEnvelope ToolDraw ToolZoom ToolTime Shift ToolMulti-ToolTools ToolbarMeter Dropdown MenuMeter Dropdown MenuRecording MeterPlayback MeterPlayback SliderRecording SliderMixer ToolbarCut ButtonCopy ButtonPaste ButtonTrim ButtonSilence Audio ButtonUndo ButtonRedo ButtonZoom In ButtonZoom Out ButtonZoom to Selection ButtonZoom to Fit ButtonZoom ToggleEdit ToolbarPlay-at-Speed ToolbarDevice ToolbarUnpinned Play/Recording HeadTimelineScrub RulerTrack Close ButtonAudio Track Dropdown MenuMute ButtonSolo ButtonTrack Gain SliderTrack Pan SliderTrack InfoTrack Collapse and Select buttonsVertical ScaleLeft Channel of Stereo Audio TrackRight Channel of Stereo Audio TrackTrack Control PanelLabel TrackSelection ToolbarProject Rate Dropdown MenuSnap To OptionsSelection Position boxesTime Toolbar - audio positionLower Tool DockStatus BarProjectWindowImagemap 240.png
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