Moving Markers

You can move track start and index markers in the Wave View area. The track start marker and pause start point can be moved together, or separately.

Moving the Track Start Marker and Pause Start Point Together

You can simultaneously move the track start marker and pause start point—to change the track start time, while preserving the pause length.

To move both the track start marker and pause start point
  1. Place the pointer between the pause start point and the track start marker.

    The pointer changes to a left-right arrow.

    Figure. Wave View area showing movement of both the track start marker and pause start point.
  2. Drag the markers to the desired position.

Moving the Track Start Marker and Pause Start Point Separately

You can move the track start marker and pause start point separately, thereby changing the pause length in the process.

To move a track start marker and pause start point separately
  1. Place the pointer directly over the portion of the track marker that you want to move. The pointer changes to a Split Track Marker tool.

    Figure. Wave View area showing independent movement of track start marker and pause start point.
  2. Drag the marker portion—either track or pause—to the desired position.

Note: As long as there is no pause set (in other words, the track marker is still in one piece), moving the right portion of the marker will move both markers. In this situation, move the left portion to the left; this will split the track marker and create a pause. Following this split of the track marker, either portion can be moved separately.

Automatic Positioning of Track Start Markers

Track start markers are repositioned automatically when regions are moved: In overlapping regions, these are located at the center of the overlapping sequence. In non-overlapping regions, a pause start is located at the end of the first region, and a track start at the beginning of the second region.

If you manually change the marker positions, the automatic function is switched off.

If you have edited a track start marker manually, and want to move it to the automatic position, release it as soon as a “chain” icon appears in place of the mouse cursor.

Figure. Images showing automatic track start marker.

Hold Option if you want to move a track start marker near to the chain position, but don’t want it to be positioned automatically.