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Selected Region

Many of the edit functions below apply to the selected region. To mark the selected region you can either click and hold down on the wave window and drag the mouse.

Select To Start (Shift+Home)

To select from the beginning position to the current position, press Shift+Home.

Select To End (Shift+End)

To select from the current position to the end, press Shift+End.

Trim (Ctrl+T)

To “trim” is to cut off the beginning and the end of the file so only the selected region remains. This is useful when you have just recorded a file but there is silence or noise before the start or after the end.

Select the part of the file you want to keep and then press Ctrl+T.


To Undo is to restore the file to its state before the previous edit function. This is useful if you want to try an edit or just make a mistake. To undo your last action press Ctrl+Z.

Cut (Ctrl+X)

To “cut” is to delete the selected region but to keep a copy on the clipboard so it can be “pasted” somewhere else. This is useful when moving parts of the audio around in the file.

To cut select the region and then press Ctrl+X.

Copy (Ctrl+C)

To “copy” is to make a copy of the selected region to the clipboard so you can paste it in another location. This is useful if you want to duplicate a part of the audio and insert (or mix it) in another file.

To copy select the region and then press Ctrl+C.

Paste (Ctrl+V)

Paste can only be used after you have used the Cut or Copy functions (above) to take a selected region to the clipboard.

The paste function replaces the current selected region (or inserts if there is no selection). To replace a selection press Ctrl+V. To insert click on the position and press Ctrl+V.

Delete (Del)

To delete the selected region press the “Delete” key. This is similar to the cut function but a copy is not taken to the clipboard.

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