Restore Audacity to Default Settings

I accidently messed with the center grey line and now it it completely flatlined and when I record something it sounds like it’s faraway. How do I get the waveform back and complete default settings? I even tried unistall and reinstalling and it still went to the way it was before. Thanks.

Resinstalling Audacity doesn’t reset Audacity.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#reset

Koz

It certainly does on Windows 7 if you install from the .exe (not from the zip).

There is a checkbox in the install dialog that need to be checked for the reset to be initiated.

WC

I think Koz meant “only” reinstalling does not reset Audacity. You have to manually select the “Reset Preferences” option as described in the link. http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#reset

And it would be much better if we had a “Reset Preferences” function as we have been asking for for a long time now.

It can’t be too hard to do surely …

WC

I am terrible with computers but what do you mean the .exe (not from the zip) mean?

Also I read I can delete the cfg file intead of reinstalling. Is that true? Where do I find that file on Windows 7?

Thanks for the help guys.

On the Sourceforge download page: http://audacityteam.org/download/windows

you get the choice to “run the installer” which is an .exe file, an executable image (a program essentially)

or you can use the zip file - you have to unzip this with a suitable application (like WinZip for example)

WC

See this page in the manual (about halfway down): http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/preferences.html

WC