new to audacity

the items in file menu are not accessible. the only one I can click on is import; in all of the tabs, none of the items are available to open? why?

My guess is that you have paused playback rather than stopping playback. Try clicking the Stop button.

We have long been aware of this shortcoming - there is an outstanding proposal in the Audacity to fix this.

Would you like me to add your vote for this?