110+ Audacity Shortcuts – Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts

Do you know about Audacity Shortcuts? Audacity a free audio recording and editing program. Audacity is my go-to tool for recording audio for online tutorials. Audacity is simple as well as effective when used along with its shortcuts. My intention here is to list you with the Audacity shortcuts that would encourage you to use this software more.

List of Audacity Shortcuts

Below is the list of most of the Audacity Shortcuts. You can also download Audacity Shortcuts in PDF. Shorten this list with the only those shortcuts which are used by you the most. As you get experienced with this software, the Audacity shortcuts will be at your fingertips.


File Menu – Audacity Shortcuts

ActionShortcut Keys
NewCtrl + N
OpenCtrl + O
CloseCtrl + W
SaveCtrl + S
Import AudioCtrl + Shift + I
Export AudioCtrl + Shift + E
Export multipleCtrl + Shift + L
ExitCtrl + Q

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View Menu Shortcuts

ActionShortcut Keys
Zoom inCtrl + 1
Zoom normalCtrl + 2
Zoom OutCtrl + 3
Zoom to selectionCtrl + E
Fit in windowCtrl + F
Fit vericallyCtrl + Shift + F
Go to selection startCtrl + [
Go to selection endCtrl + ]
Collapse all tracksCtrl + Shift + C
Expand collapsed tracksCtrl + Shift + X
Full screen on/offF11

Edit Menu Shortcuts #1

ActionShortcut Keys
CopyCtrl + C
PasteCtrl + V
Paste text as new labelCtrl + Alt + V
DuplicateCtrl + D
Select allCtrl + A
Select noneCtrl + Shift + A
PreferencesCtrl + P
Selection to startShift + Home
Selection to endShift + End
Delete keysBackspace, Delete
selection extend leftShift + ←
selection extend rightShift + →
selection contract rightCtrl + Shift + →
selection contract leftCtrl + Shift + ←
Cursor short jump left,
Cursor short jump right.
Cursor long jump leftShift + ,
Cursor long jump rightShift + .
UndoCtrl + Z
RedoCtrl + Y
CutCtrl + X
DeleteCtrl + K
Remove Special – Split cutCtrl + Alt + X
Remove Special – Split deleteCtrl + Alt + K
Remove Special – Silence audioCtrl + L
Remove Special – Time audioCtrl + T
Clip Boundaries – SplitCtrl + I
Clip Boundaries – Split NewCtrl + Alt + I
Clip Boundaries – JoinCtrl + J
Clip Boundaries – detach at silenceCtrl + Alt + J

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Edit Menu Shortcuts #2

ActionShortcut Keys
Labeled audio – CutAlt + X
Labeled audio – DeleteAlt + K
Labeled audio – Split cutShift + Alt + X
Labeled audio – Split deleteShift + Alt + K
Labeled audio – Silence AudioAlt + L
Labeled audio – CopyShift + Alt + C
Labeled audio – SplitAlt + I
Labeled audio – JoinAlt + J
Labeled audio – Detach at silencesCtrl + Alt + A

Tools Toolbar Shortcuts

ActionShortcut Keys
Selection toolF1
Envelope toolF2
Draw toolF3
Zoom toolF4
Time Shift toolF5
Previous toolA

Transport Menu Shortcuts

ActionShortcut keys
Play and StopSpacebar
Loop playShift + Space
Skip to startHome
Skip to endEnd
Timer recordShift + T
Append recordShift + R
Move cursor to next labelAlt + →
Move cursor to previous labelAlt + ←
Play one second1
Play to selectionB
Play cut previewC
Play short period before selection startShift + F5
Play short period after selection startShift + F6
Play short period before selection endShift + F7
Play short period after selection endShift + F8
Play short period before and after selection startCtrl + Shift + F5
Play short period before and after selection endCtrl + Shift + F7

Audio Track Dropdown Menu Shortcuts

ActionShortcut Keys
Open menu on focused trackShift + M
Mute/Unmute focused trackShift + U
Solo/Unsolo focused trackShift + S
Change gain on focused trackShift + G
Increase gain on focused trackAlt + Shift + ↑
Decrease gain on focused trackAlt + Shift + ↓
Pan left on focused trackAlt + Shift + ←
Pan right on focused trackAlt + Shift + →
Change pan on focused trackShift + P

Others Shortcuts

ActionShortcut keys
Repeat last effectCtrl + R
ContrastCtrl + Shift + T
Change Audio HostShift + N
Change Playback deviceShift + O
Change recording deviceShift + I
Change recording channelsShift + N

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Audacity shortcuts will optimize your work and save your time. Learn these shortcuts as and when the time permits you and it will improve your work efficiency.

The limitation that Audacity faces is that it lacks equalizer controls and real time effects while recording. There is much more to explore in Audacity when you add plug-ins to it. Well, Adobe Audition can be a great alternative to Audacity. Check out the Adobe Audition shortcuts here.

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