Transport control panel activation

I have just downloaded the latest version, and can’t activate the transport control panel. On the old version, it was available at start up. Any suggestions?

Let’s take it in order. When I start Audacity, it arrives with its full work window empty and I click on Transport, get the Transport window and then click on Record and Audacity a split second later goes into Record.

What does yours do?


Thanks for responding.
Mine does the same as yours, but I’m used to controlling the functions tape machine style, with the control button panel. It appears on screen, but I can’t operate the buttons, or change their position on the screen.

Why not? How are you attempting to do that?

Again, why not? How are you attempting to do that?

My suggestion is you read the pink panel at the top of the page.

Please state which version of OS X you are using, the exact three-section version of Audacity from Audacity > About Audacity and whether you obtained the .dmg installer or the zip.

Are you sure you got the latest Audacity 2.0.5 from Audacity ® | Download for Mac OS ?

Are you using a mouse or a track pad to press the buttons in Transport Toolbar?


Sorry for taking so long to reply, Gale!

I’m using version 2.0.5 with a track ball. Mac 10.7.5.


So is this still a problem? If so, is this a “Mighty Mouse” without an explicit left or right button, instead relying on touching the left to left-click?

What about the Audacity input or output sliders or the zoom buttons - can you operate those?