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    Does anyone know of a keystroke that would delete the most recent track recorded?

    Here's how it goes for me so far:
    1. Tap on the R key to commence recording.
    2. Play a clam somewhere along the way...
    3. Hit the space bar to stop recording.
    4. Put down my pick, grab my mouse and click on the X within the flubbed track's display to delete it.
    5. Repeat until a usable track has been recorded...

    I would love to hit a key (like the R or space bar for steps 1 & 3) to replace step 4, but haven't been able to discover one. Has anyone else?

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    Short answer, no.

    Cntrl+A.
    Cntrl+K.

    Deletes the recording but not the track. So if you start recording again it'll start a new track leaving an empty one above it..

    Cntrl+A -> 'Tracks' -> 'Remove tracks'. That deletes any highlighted track/s completely.

    There's no one key to delete a track as far as I know. It's probably simpler just to click the x.

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    Maybe you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the necessary menu command? I don’t know, but maybe worth checking this:

    Commands and Keyboard Shortcut Reference - Audacity Manual

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    What about Ctrl Z (Undo)? I pressed R and it started recording a new track, then I pressed Space to stop the recording, then I pressed Ctrl Z and it removed the track.

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    3. Hit the space bar to stop recording.
    4. Put down my pick, grab my mouse


    Wrong!


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    He probably solved it himself hours ago.

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    It's quite fun!


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    What about Ctrl Z (Undo)? I pressed R and it started recording a new track, then I pressed Space to stop the recording, then I pressed Ctrl Z and it removed the track.
    I will try that ASAP - Thanks!

    I've used Ctrl Z for other tasks when editing, but hadn't thought of it for deleting tracks. It does make sense though, because I just "did" the track.

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    Confirmed: Ctrl Z is the ticket.

    Thanks again!

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    I don't like Graham anymore now it's not fair

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    It’s ok, I’m used to it!

    By the way, wouldn’t an ‘Undo’ function be useful in everyday life, I can think of quite a few times I could have used it...

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    Good point...

    (refuses to admit details)

    There is, of course, grovelling, abject apology mode. Doesn't work with HMRC

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    There was that time I got chatting to a woman in a bar, she bought me a drink, next thing I knew I woke up and...

    CTRL Z

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    CTRL Y

    as many times as you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by gionnio
    Does anyone know of a keystroke that would delete the most recent track recorded?

    Here's how it goes for me so far:
    1. Tap on the R key to commence recording.
    2. Play a clam somewhere along the way...
    3. Hit the space bar to stop recording.
    4. Put down my pick, grab my mouse and click on the X within the flubbed track's display to delete it.
    5. Repeat until a usable track has been recorded...

    I would love to hit a key (like the R or space bar for steps 1 & 3) to replace step 4, but haven't been able to discover one. Has anyone else?
    For more Keyboard usability:
    Edit > Preferences > Keyboard
    I use Shift-C, Shift-U and Down/Up keys quite a lot