Pause Button

Yo, I have Audacity 2.1.0 using Windows 7 and my pause button no longer works. How do I correct that? JR

I assume you mean the “P” key on the keyboard. Is Caps Lock on? It may not make any difference, but it might.

Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Keyboard. See if the P key is still mapped to “PAUSE.”

I assume you restarted the machine before you posted right? If you ran a program that likes to grab key bindings, it’s just going to happen again.


There is a Pause button on the Audacity toolbar (far left).

If you were recording, make sure Transport > Sound Activated Recording is not ticked (not checked).


Thanks Gale.

Is the problem solved and was Sound Activated Recording or something else the cause? We always like to know…