Jumping to first track when recording

Recently when I’m doing an operation like recording or merging tracks, audacity jumps to the first track in the project instead of focusing on the new track. When working with more than 6 tracks this is a problem, because the track that I’m recording (or working on) disappears out of view, which means I can’t actually see what I’m recording.

This is happening with Audacity 3.3.3 on Lubuntu. It worked okay previously. Things work fine on a Windows machine running Audacity 3.4.2 as well, but it seems unlikely to me that it’s a Linux problem. The audacity settings on both systems are pretty much the same (the hardware/systems settings differ of course) and I can’t find a setting that would control this behaviour anyway.

Any solutions?

  • Are you recording multiple tracks simultaneously (multitrack recording), or just one track at a time? Multitrack recordings involve more complex playback handling, which might influence your issue.

No, just one track at a time.