On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:14:21 -0400
Tony Carr <carrt7@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:03 AM, <gale@...> wrote:
> > (selecting and labelling contiguous portions of a track)
> >> You can do it even more simply with the keyboard if you set a binding
> >> in Keyboard Preferences for Edit > Move Cursor > to Selection Start
> >> and Edit > Move Cursor > to Selection End. If you use those shortcuts
> >> you don't need to ENTER to close the label edit, just click in the label
> >> then use the shortcut.
> >> To label successive songs on a 1-hour track took barely a minute.
> > - CTL-p, Keyboard, Keyboard, Category Edit, MoveCursorToSelectionEnd (near
> > the bottom of long list), insert (say) ">", Set, Save, OK
> > - with last selection highlighted, >, SHIFT+cursor right to end of song,
> > CTL-b, type label, ENTER
> > - repeat last step
> > Oops? It seems to have stopped working. I actually used the "." key as my
> MoveCursorToSelectionEnd hotkey, and it worked for a while. It's still
> there in Preferences, but now it always sets me to the LEFT end (ie the
> start) of my current selection.
> Example: on stereo track with labelled songs, click a label (selection
> highlights), press ENTER (otherwise the hotkey will get added to the
> label!), press . key - cursor moves to start of selected song - regardless
> of where my mouse cursor is at the time.
You probably have messed up keyboard bindings due to Bug 229:
which lets you add keyboard shortcuts that are already allocated
unless you add them using the "All" category. "." is already taken by
"Cursor Short Jump Right", and like all the "Jump" shortcuts, it acts
the same as Edit > Move Cursor > to Selection Start when there is a
selection. I'm not quite sure why the Jump shortcuts just don't jump the
cursor the appropriate distance from the start of the selection instead
of only moving it to the start of the selection, but currently that's what
To fix your problem, I would open the Keyboard Preferences, select the
"All" category, click in one of the commands and type c until it finds
"Cursor Short Jump Right". Press the "Clear" button to remove its
binding to "." then you can add "." to Move Cursor to Selection End.
If the bug has really messed the shortcuts up, press the "Defaults"
button and start over.