The transport – the play and record button should be the same button. When you stop, the record button should show “Play” when you hit the “Pause” button the record button would show “Record” or “Rec continue.”
When you stop recording, you have the option of recording again onto a new track. Koz
The transport buttons in Audacity mimic those found on analogue tape decks. They are a standard that sound engineers can relate to.