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Playback and navigation

Descript's playback and navigation features allow you to see where you are in the script and Timeline and play your composition. These features are comprised of two elements: the transport and playhead.


The transport is the main playback and navigation control center and is located at the top of the Timeline.


Transport_forward_5.png Skip to next marker
Transport_back_5.png Skip to previous marker
Transport_play.png Play at playhead
Transport_pause.png Pause at playhead
Transport_ellipses.png Access menu for playback speed


The playhead indicates the starting position of your playback media and is represented in the script as a blue cursor and in the timeline as a vertical blue line. During playback, the playhead will also highlight the current word in your script.


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