Can't select certain parts of recording

I’m experiencing a really frustrating problem while trying to edit some clips for a podcast.

I recorded audio directly from my computer using Audacity and did not make any changes to the project file. I have the select tool activated and when I move my cursor to certain parts of the recording, the cursor changes to a finger pointing left or right. When I click on these areas, it will select a different part of the recording to the left or right of what I clicked on. This has happened with two different recordings so far.

If anyone knows how to fix this, it would be a giant help.

If you go to Tracks Behaviors preferences you can turn off Enable dragging of selection edges

Then you won’t get the pointing finger cursor icon.

See this page in the Manual: Tracks Behaviors Preferences - Audacity Manual


I figured it out. Apparently, I had “snap” enabled.

Sorry, I’m new at this!

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