Menu bar items greyed out

I just downloaded Audacity onto my Windows 10 and am trying to access the Effects, however the majority of items in the menu are greyed out and I cannot select them. The Add/Remove Plugins option is also greyed out and cannot be selected. I have attached a screen shot of what it looks like. When I look under other menus like Edit, Generate, Analyze, Tools, the options are also greyed out.

How do I turn these options on?
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Most of the effects require that you select the audio that you want to apply the effect to.
When some audio is selected, the effects will be available.

Hi, I selected the audio and it is still greyed out. I also read it has to be at least 5 seconds, which I tried but it did not work.

That’s not correct. The selection can be any length, but there must be an audio selection.

Can you post a screenshot of that. There’s clearly a problem, but I can’t think what it might be - it may be obvious if I can see what you are doing.