How to view tracks

all new tracks I make show horizontal at the right end of the current open music track.
I am expecting vertical, blank tracks. what am I doing wrong?

To record on a new track you need to use Shift + Record

Normal default Record, records at the endof the existing track

You can swap that behavior around by going to Recording Preferences and checking “on” Record on a new track - if you do that then plain Record will always record on a new track.

See: Recording Preferences - Audacity Manual


I wasn’t thinking about “new” recording, rather splits within current track. I though a split would cascade down to a new track, and another split also, and so on. Goal is to listen prior to and after a split point to hear if it needs adjustment.

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