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    Default Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    When I am working with a voice track in the Multitrack window, I often use the "K" command to split the file and trim pauses, etc. So, a 30- or 60-second voice track may get chopped into 8-10 segments on that track.

    When I want to move these individual segments down to a different track, I have to grab them one segment at a time, using Ctrl + left mouse button to drag down to an empty track, requiring 8-10 separate operations to accomplish. It'd save time to be able to move the whole group of segments all at once but I can't find a way to do so.

    Is there a keystroke combo that will let me grab all segments at once and drag them down as a group? Thanks very much!

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    hit s. You can click and drag... areas. Read about select mode in the manual. I don't know all the things you can do with it. Also my drag technique might be flawed as I sometimes have an unselected region which you can add with a click, so I usually use the + & - to zoom in and out to make sure I got everything I want before doing a shift or ctrl drag.

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmh View Post
    hit s. You can click and drag... areas. Read about select mode in the manual. I don't know all the things you can do with it. Also my drag technique might be flawed as I sometimes have an unselected region which you can add with a click, so I usually use the + & - to zoom in and out to make sure I got everything I want before doing a shift or ctrl drag.
    Thank you very much!! I'm still learning the controls. Hitting the "Select" button at the top did the trick. Very much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    In Select mode you can select one region, then hit End and all regions to the right on that track are selected too. Hitting Home will select all regions to the left on the track. Ctrl+End will select all regions to the right on the track and on all tracks below. This is very handy in making sure you don't miss selecting any tiny regions that might otherwise be overlooked.

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Quote Originally Posted by andy cross View Post
    In Select mode you can select one region, then hit End and all regions to the right on that track are selected too. Hitting Home will select all regions to the left on the track. Ctrl+End will select all regions to the right on the track and on all tracks below. This is very handy in making sure you don't miss selecting any tiny regions that might otherwise be overlooked.
    Thanks Andy, I wasn't aware of those key strokes. My SS rig is in winter mode--which means I'm not going to start it now as I have to light a fire to stand working in that room.
    I assume Ctrl-Home while on track one selects all regions under and to the left of the cursor?

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Enter select mode. Click the first region in the group you want. Then ctrl-click all the rest one at a time. You can even toggle a selected region again and again by ctrl-clicking it, again and again, without impacting the other selections.

    UPDATE: Yeah, this is just wrong. This is a windows convention.

    Ian has it right for SAW: enter select mode, then click on any regions to select them; shift-right-click on any of them to deselect them, individually. Ctrl-right-click anywhere in the MT to de-select them all.
    Last edited by Dave Labrecque; 02-17-2020 at 07:28 PM.
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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    In select mode, you can also click and hold on the first region you want, then drag over as many others as you like to select multiple regions. You can also select across different tracks, but only moving down or to the right, not up or to the left.

    You can use any method to select a bunch of regions, then Shift Right Click to de-select one or more regions individually, if you want to move all but a few.

    As noted above, you can Ctrl drag to move from track to track without moving along the timeline. You can also Shift drag along the timeline without changing tracks. If you Ctrl or Shift drag, but let go of the key during the drag, you can drag the selected regions anywhere.

    If you drag a region or regions to another location, then right click before you drop the regions, they will not move, but copy to the new location.

    If you select a region or regions, then click on one of the regions to make it your Key region, then press Backspace, the left edge of the Key region will move to the cursor and Hot Track, with the other regions going along for the ride.

    You can also use the Delete key to remove selected regions.

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Alexander View Post
    In select mode, you can also click and hold on the first region you want, then drag over as many others as you like to select multiple regions. You can also select across different tracks, but only moving down or to the right, not up or to the left.

    You can use any method to select a bunch of regions, then Shift Right Click to de-select one or more regions individually, if you want to move all but a few.

    As noted above, you can Ctrl drag to move from track to track without moving along the timeline. You can also Shift drag along the timeline without changing tracks. If you Ctrl or Shift drag, but let go of the key during the drag, you can drag the selected regions anywhere.

    If you drag a region or regions to another location, then right click before you drop the regions, they will not move, but copy to the new location.

    If you select a region or regions, then click on one of the regions to make it your Key region, then press Backspace, the left edge of the Key region will move to the cursor and Hot Track, with the other regions going along for the ride.

    You can also use the Delete key to remove selected regions.

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    Isn't there also one where you click on one region, then alt-click on another one, and all regions in-between (to the right and down from the first one) get selected?
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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Goto 5:30 in this video to learn more about Select Mode. There is more in Part 3 you can find it here

    Last edited by Microstudio; 02-17-2020 at 08:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Can several multitrack regions be selected as a group and moved in one operation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Labrecque View Post
    Isn't there also one where you click on one region, then alt-click on another one, and all regions in-between (to the right and down from the first one) get selected?
    Absolutely - I use this quite a lot. Only works left to right/top to bottom and not end to front/bottom to top.
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