Toolbars missing after install, found glitched in corner

Audacity 2.3.1
Windows 8.1 64-bit

After installing the latest version of Audacity from version 2.1.2, I found only one or two of the original toolbars visible on the screen. Initially I thought that it was a minimalist approach to a design change, but then after hovering my mouse around the top-left hand corner, noticed something flickering. I then realised that multiple toolbars were layered over each other. After some clicking and dragging, I was able to manoeuvre them over to more appropriate locations. I closed and re-opened Audacity, and found that it kept the layout, so it is not a big issue, but still a bit weird. (12.7 KB)

Thanks for your report. We’ve received a few similar reports, but I’m unsure what is causing this to happen on a few machines but not everyone else’s.
The quickest “fix” for it, is to select “View menu > Toolbars > Reset Toolbars”.
It may still be worth doing that so as allow Audacity to refresh all of the toolbar settings.

Could you tell me if the file that you attached to your post was created before or after you moved the toolbars to appropriate locations.

After. Perhaps not immediately after, but certainly within 5 minutes of the problem occurring. I haven’t used Audacity all that much before, and this is the first time that I have reported a bug.

Thanks for your help.

OK, thanks for the information.

My suspicion is that it is due to a version compatibility problem in the audacity.cfg file. To test that theory, I need to see this file from a machine that has this problem, before the toolbars are rearranged. So far I’ve not been able to see one, and I’ve found no way to reproduce the problem. I suspect this will be a fairly easy fix, once we found how to reproduce it :wink: