(Audacity 2.0.4-alpha-May31, HP Elitebook 8560p, Win7)
I would like to suggest three improvements. Anyone else vote for them?
(1) One keyboard key (ideally the space bar) should ALWAYS stop Audacity, whatever it is playing/recording, regardless of where the focus is. I.e. a panic key. (Currently SPACE is likely to appear as a label somewhere.)
(2) When using "Effects", the left-arrow and right-arrow keys should "page" through the last used settings of the effect currently being set. For example, if you are in Amplify and have recently used +4db, then +7db, then +3db, the left-arrow key will navigate you back through each of these in turn.
This would be invaluable if you are applying various preset Equalization settings. You could correct a Dylan song with a suitable response curve, then navigate to the same curve next time you hit a Dylan song later in the track.
3) We need an option so that when recording is paused by pressing P a warning tone sounds, as on some dictaphones (remember them?) Without a tone, while dictating from notes it is quite easy to miss one P - with the result that one records all one's silences and coughs, and none of one's dictated material.
Maybe some of these are already available in this amazing program? Tony