Pause button going "On & Off" while recording [SOLVED]

I have just installed Audacity 2.0.5 for Windows 7 and started to record a voice presentation of about 10 minutes in length. The problem I am having is that when the talent stops talking the “pause” button, in the upper left hand corner, goes in and out (on & Off) which causes pauses that the talent wants in the speech to be shortened.
I’m wondering why this happens. Is there some adjustment I should have made, something I should have turned “on” or “off”?
It was the problem I just described that made me upgrade to the 2.0.5 so you can imagine my surprise when it came up on my first recording.
I am using a ElctroVoice RE20 microphone, a DBX Mini-Pre amp into a Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer. Feeding into my emachines computer using a mini pug into the input.
I hope this is enough information and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much!
Richard Fain
Dick Fain Productions
[e-mail address removed to avoid spam]
PS I have used Audacity for many, many years and love it. It was one of your very early models i.e. 1.0 something.

You have accidentally enabled “Sound Activated Recording”.
Look near the bottom of the “Transport” menu and turn it off (deselect it).

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Hi Steve,
Thank you TONS!!! And I especially appreciate the quick response!
Best always,