Audio Setup Toolbar Button: Not Visibly Disabled During Playback

The Audio Setup Toolbar’s big button is not visibly disabled while Audacity plays a track. This is inconsistent with the rest of the older toolbar buttons that become faded or grayed out when they are not usable.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Start Audacity
  2. Add a supported audio file
  3. Click the Play button
  4. Click the Audio Setup button

Expected Result:
I thought the Audio Setup Toolbar would appear.

Actual Result:

System Information:

  • Microsoft Windows Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.2006)
  • Audacity 3.2.0

When you are playing or recording most other Audacity actions are blocked to protect the play/record. So this is expected (and indeed deseigned) behavior.