Stuck on opening window

Windows 10, Audacity 3.1 - I no longer see anything past the opening window when I recording or playing. Once I stop I have to move things manually to find the the playhead. Have I inadvertently locked it on the opening window? If so, what did I do and how do I correct it? Thanks.

You have probably turned off “Update display while playing”.

This is now in the right-click context menu from the Timeline - see:

Aside: it used also to be in the Tracks preferences - but was removed from there a while back.


That was it exactly. So simple. Thank you! Thank you!