Low audio playback

Hi, since I updated to Audacity 3.1.3 I can barely hear tracks on playback. Have I missed a new audio setting that I need to sort out? I haven’t changed anything else. Recording still works fine and tracks sound good on export. I just can’t hear them well in Audacity itself! Any ideas?

In the newer Audacity versions, the playback level is more of an attenuation control than a volume control.
As such, whereas before you used it to control “gain”, with newer versions, at full it means no attenuation.

First time you use it, slowly move the slider towards max until you are at a comfortable volume.
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Thank you so much. Perfect! I knew there must be a simple answer!