Lablel tracks do not work anymore

Hello! and I pray you are well in these times!

Say There is a bug for label tracks… one cannot make labels with the label tracks anymore. No Text can be placed on them.

Thanks for your time,


Which version of Audacity do you have? (Look in “Help menu > About Audacity”)

It works for me. Please describe, step by step what you are doing and we may be able to spot what’s wrong.

Try going into preferences → Tracks → Track Behaviours and setting ‘Type to create a label’.

We changed that to off by default, because people were accidentally creating labels when trying to use shortcut keys. I much prefer Audacity with it on. You can also type Ctrl+B before typing in any label, but the preference is better.

Let us know if that was the issue.