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I'm using Audacity to playback a recording at different speeds, to transcribe it.
Is there a way to add a play/pause key to the system tray, or a keyboard shortcut that would work even when I'm in Word?
Alternatively, I'm open to hearing about other (free) programs that can playback at varied speeds and be controlled with a shortcut like mentioned above.
Thanks!

asked 12/12/2011 12:03

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8 Answers:
That's something I'd love to have but I have not seen one yet unfortunately.

CyanBlue
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CyanBlue

Tested and works
 shortcut for the keyboard
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/keyboard_shortcuts.html
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/reference.html
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=KeyboardLayouts
Not tested
In the preferences dialog, go to the keyboard section or edit the keyboard configuration file directly with a text editor. You will find this file in the directory where you installed Audacity. Its filename is Audacity-keys.xml .
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/keyboard_shortcuts_create.html
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answered 2011-12-12 at 22:13:22

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Merete

When your in Word you still need to highlght Audacity so that the keyboard cmd's work
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answered 2011-12-12 at 22:51:25

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Merete

Merete, that's the key feature he's trying to achieve. He wants to control Audacity without giving it a focus so that he can keep transcribing inside the Word.

CyanBlue
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answered 2011-12-12 at 22:52:28

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CyanBlue

You could look at AutoHotKey http://www.autohotkey.com/ and the tutorial there http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm

Not sure how well it would work though.
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answered 2011-12-12 at 23:10:49

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dbrunton

Thanks for all of your participation.

dbrunton: it looks like autohotkey may be the way to go. Since I have absolutely no experience with it, would you be able to help me figure out how to do this. I think that the only way may be to have the script switch windows, pause, and switch windows back. Is alt-tab the only way to do this? Or is there a way that would switch to Audacity, no matter which program would come next in the alt-tab sequence?

CyanBlue: perhaps you can gain by listening in on this.
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answered 2011-12-12 at 23:26:58

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etech0

I just found express scribe - it does exactly what I need.
Thanks for all your help!
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answered 2011-12-13 at 07:27:45

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etech0

Interesting software etech0
thanks for the headsup on that never heard of it.
And thanks for the assist
Best wishes
Merete
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answered 2011-12-14 at 20:12:18

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Merete

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