[SOLVED] Meaning of interface colours

Windows 10, Audacity 2.3.2

Sometimes my audacity interface changes the colours it uses to display its interface, but I don’t know the reason and I don’t know the meaning of those colours. In the picture below the wave track is divided into five horizontal bands, two very narrow blue bands at the top and the bottom, and three thick grey bands in the middle, with the one in the center having a lighter shade. What do these colours mean?

Apart from that, selected segments are displayed in white (that always happens), but when the track is divided into this five bands, the selected segment is only displayed in the top and bottom grey bands, not in the middle one, which is quite inconvenient when I want to be precise in my selections.
Audacity interface.jpg
I had a quick look at the preferences and the manual but couldn’t find anything that seemed to be related to this colour scheme. Can you tell me what it means and how to modify it?


You’ve got the “Multi-tool” selected (see: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/multi_tool.html)
Press “F1” to go back to the normal “Selection” tool (or click the Selection Tool button: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tools_toolbar.html)

Thank you, problem solved :slight_smile: