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Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by SabbathFan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:47 pm

They should be like what it's seen usually, but sometimes, the buttons just get messed up (play button is at the top, mic options are at the bottom). Does this happen to you?
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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:05 pm

This does not sound like a known problem.

Which version of Audacity are you using? (look in "Help > About Audacity")
Which version of Windows?
What do you need to do to reproduce the problem?

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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:27 pm

SabbathFan wrote:They should be like what it's seen usually, but sometimes, the buttons just get messed up (play button is at the top, mic options are at the bottom). Does this happen to you?

Do you need to use View > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars?


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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by SabbathFan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:48 am

This is the problem I was talking about. Apologies for the very late reply.
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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:59 am

SabbathFan wrote:This is the problem I was talking about. Apologies for the very late reply.

You still have not said what version of Audacity you are using (see the pink panel at the top of the page). ;)

Perhaps this happens if you resize the window smaller then maximise it, instead of resizing it larger. I think this is known about. Doesn't View > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars fix it?

By the way you don't have any recording devices enabled in Windows so you won't be able to record.


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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:16 pm

Actually this is a problem that we have seen before - but it is a "moonphase" problem

I.e. it occurs only very infrequently and so far we have been unable to pin down precise steps for reproducing this (which makes it almost impossibly hard to debug).

It's happened to me about 20 times or so in the ten years I have been using and working on Audacity (QA and documentation) with that same stacked toolbar layout.

I'm not sure if we have listed this as a moonphase bug ever - do you recall Gale?

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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:23 pm

Ahhhh a bit of searching on Bugzilla revelas this one: http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1532

This Forum report shows the same symptoms though maybe not the same cause.

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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:24 pm

@SabbathFan: did this happen to you when resizing Audacity windows?

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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Occasionally I get that ...

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Reset toolbars fixes it.
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Re: Audacity buttons mess up.

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:10 pm

Trebor wrote:Reset toolbars fixes it.

Yes it does - but it restores to default settings.

What I would love to see would be a handy way of storing my customized layout and restoring it by means of Audacity commands. (I achieve this right now by saving and restoring an audacity.cfg file with my custom settings.)

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