Starting with OTM version 2.0, you can select more than one track, and move the elements of selected tracks along the time axis as a bulk operation.
Selecting by Mouse Clicks
To select the first (or only) track, click the track with the left mouse button.
To select a group of adjacent tracks, click the first track of the group, then hold down one of the Shift keys as you click the last track.
To select an additional track, hold down one of the Ctrl keys on the keyboard while you click the additional track.
To remove a selected track from the selection, hold down one of the Ctrl keys on the keyboard while you click the selected track.
- All clicks need to be executed in a location that is not occupied by a button or waveform. You may select tracks also in the track head area.
- This also works in "collapsed tracks" view
Selecting by Dragging a Lasso
When you press the left mouse button over a track and then move the mouse while holding the button down, a "selection lasso" is drawn on the screen. All tracks which are touched by this lasso become selected. The exact behavior depends on where you push the mouse button down:
- If the mouse button is pushed over the track head, selection applies to all tracks touched by the lasso.
- If the mouse button is pushed over the track timeline, selection applies to all tracks whose audios are touched by the lasso.
This also works in "collapsed tracks" view.
Reverting to Single Track Selection
To end multiple track selection, simply click into a track. This selects the clicked track and deselects all other tracks.
Working with Multiple Selections
When multiple tracks are selected, the buttons in the "marker details" area are disabled because these actions don't make sense when applied to multiple tracks.
However, when multiple tracks are selected, you can move all selected elements together. Place the mouse over one selected element, press the left mouse button and move the mouse left or right while you hold the button down. All selected elements now follow the mouse movement, and are dropped when you release the mouse button.
If you have configured the a shortcut, you may move the selected elements with the appropriate shortcuts..
As with all edits on OTM, the new positions of audio elements are only transient. You must save them to become persistent.