Was that when you were trying to record, or trying to play?
If recording, were you recording into an empty project, or did Audacity already contain other audio tracks?
What recording / playback devices are you using?
I also get transport bar type icons (play button, record button etc.) and/or edit bar icons superimposed over the drop down menus for audio source, playback, etc. which don’t go away when I click outside the area.
I am trying to record into an empty project using a stereo track.
The record/play interface is a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 which I’ve had for 5-6 years and used successfully many times before.
I’m using the Windows WASAPI protocol, and I was using the Focusrite loopback option in 2.1.2, but 2.3.2 won’t allow me to drop the menu.
The only thing I can think of to have changed since I last used Audacity successfully is that I have had to replace the original plain USB cable, which failed, with another USB cable which has one of those bead-like things at one end which I think is to eliminate noise. That was several days ago since when I have successfully played back through the Focusrite but haven’t recorded anything.
Thanks Steve. Image of the Audacity 2.3.2 UI with icons overlying the toolbars is attached.
The underlying toolbars don’t function once they appear, which is immediate upon hovering or clicking in the toolbar area, so I can’t change the host or anything else.
Also, almost all the toolbars are selected in the View menu but few of them appear, and I have the impression that what is visible changes under some circumstances beneath the icons, which also change. At the start I see images of the Transport toolbar icons, but any hovering or clicking them produces a selection of Edit toolbar button images. They are images - they aren’t selectable either.
Ok! That has produced a range of toolbars, and the record button works in so much as the track begins to run but flatlines.
I notice there is no longer a loopback option in the Recording Device and Playback Device menu choices but it has defaulted to the single Focusrite option in both. Am now using MME as the host although the WASAPI option is still there.