Click on track and it gets louder

I cannot find the answer to this anywhere and it is driving me nuts. When I simply click on the track during playback, it gets SUPER loud and breaks up. Once I click anywhere else on the screen, the volume goes down and it doesn’t clip anymore. Any clue what is happening here? And yes, I am new to audacity in case it is a dumb fix haha

I’ve not heard of this issue before. Which version of Audacity are you using? (look in “Help menu > About Audacity”)
Did you get Audacity from the official website: