Editing Audio in a multitrack project

Hi, I’ve just upgraded my Audacity from 2.0.? to the latest one. I have been using this program for years and assumed that the controls would be the same or similar. Hoping someone can help.

I am trying to delete sections of audio in a single track using the mouse to highlight the area and then hitting delete. When I do this all the other tracks in the project are being affected as well as the one I’ve selected. How do I stop this from occurring? Note: the main difference I have noticed in this version is when one track is selected the others tracks have little clock symbols on them - not sure what that means?

The latest version is 2.3.3 (you can check the version number by looking in “Help menu > About Audacity”.
A new version is due to be released next month - definitely worth getting the update when it becomes available.

They are pretty similar, though a few things have been moved to help less sophisticated user do simple tasks. Multi-track projects are considered to be a more “advanced” use, so you will notice a few changes (they are all documented in the manual).

This does not happen by default, but my guess is that a non-default setting got carried over from your previous version.The “little clocks” are the tell-tale sign that “Sync-Lock” is enabled. Normally this should be off (not selected). You will find the option at the bottom of the “Tracks” menu (Tracks Menu - Audacity Manual)

Thanks for this reply - I checked my sync-lock setting and it was turned on. Life back to normal now - whew!