Drag green down pointer to change time for playback


I often need to move the green down pointer above track but always end up dragging a range which is very frustrating but after fiddling around I manage to drag the arrow. I’ve followed some tutorials but they miss this point and have looked thru the manual which refers to selecting but doesnt seem to answer this in easily findable way.

I can move using right left arrows to move along track but just want to be able to jump quicky around a track.

Please could you tell me how to drag that arrow without creating a range so I can move around a recording.

Sorry if this is a newbie question but I just find the answer.


Don’t drag.
While playback is stopped, just click on the blue waveform. The green pointer will instantly jump to that position.

You may find this page of the manual helpful: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/navigation_tips.html