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Windows 7: Audacity Recording

30 Aug 2011   #1
MadSupra354

 
Audacity Recording

Is it possible to have audacity begin recording by pressing a specific key? If not, is there a similar way?


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30 Aug 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

here is a list of audacity hotkeys, apparently record is the key R. havent tested ,i dont use audacity
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30 Aug 2011   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Is it possible to have audacity begin recording by pressing a specific key? If not, is there a similar way?
YES, its called 'Record' or a Red Button.
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30 Aug 2011   #4
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
here is a list of audacity hotkeys, apparently record is the key R. havent tested ,i dont use audacity
Keyboard Commands Reference
It doesn't seem to work for me.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
YES, its called 'Record' or a Red Button.
I know that, I'm asking if there is a keystroke to start recording.
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30 Aug 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

perhaps it has to be in focus,ie try clicking anywhere in audacity then try the R key and see if it starts recording , i know that for instance the hotkeys for winamp only work if i click in winamp first . seems a bit poitless if you have to click in the program to use a hotkey. try it and see .also check which version of audacity you have as the link i gave you was for audacity v1.2 .im guessing that whichever version you have the keystroke would be the same.
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31 Aug 2011   #6
MadSupra354

 

I'm using 1.3 Beta. It was the only version that supported Windows 7.
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31 Aug 2011   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

As mentioned, if you click anywhere on the Audacity window to bring it into focus and press R, recording should start.
It just worked for me, using 1.3.13.
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31 Aug 2011   #8
MadSupra354

 

Oops! I was pressing Ctrl + R The thing is, I want to be able to do it without the window being in focus. If it helps, I'm recording a Let's Play series, and Fraps does terribly recording Mic + In-game sound. Plus I'd rather have another stream separately edit.
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31 Aug 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You can also set up a timed recording, from Transport.
You don't have to worry about focus.
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31 Aug 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could click the audacity icon in the taskbar to bring it into focus without opening the window.
If this is solved for you could you click the tick at the top of the page
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