Two Audacities?

Is this normal?
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There’s not enough information there to make any kind of comment. A picture of the full width of the window, including the widgets at the upper left, would be helpful.

Is Audacity otherwise functioning properly?

– Bill

It runs great, I was just wondering why it says Audacity twice.

Does it show that all the time?
– Bill

Yes, all the time, and when I have a song loaded it shows the title twice.

I’d try Tools > Reset Configuration. This will reset the theme from Dark to Light (and reset many other preferences), but that’s easy to remedy.

– Bill

Thank you but it didn’t change it. Does anyone else’s Audacity do that?

Here’s that full screen shot you requested.
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No, that’s not normal.
Which version of Audacity is that, and where did you get it from?

Version 2.4.2 running on a Macbook Pro, and it came from here:

“System Preferences > Dock > Prefer tabs when opening documents”
Set to “In Full Screen Only”

Does that make a difference?

Nope, sorry. What if I was to reinstall the program?

Reinstalling is very unlikely to make any difference.

I don’t have Sierra, but the issue looks to be just like this:

Yes, that looks to be exactly the same issue I’m having. So it’s a bug?

Steve: good searching! Duckduckgo does not list that page.

Humanguy: As far as we can tell you are the only person in the world with this problem. It seems to be cosmetic (doesn’t affect operation), and seems to be an artifact of running Audacity 2.4.2 on Sierra. Audacity 2.4.2 does not officially support Sierra. If everything is otherwise OK I don’t suggest downgrading to an earlier version of Audacity.

– Bill

What? Have you not seen this: Two (Stacked) Title Bars in OSX - LiveCode Forums

The “only person in the world with this problem” is funny. Completely stupid, but funny.

Yes, I read that forum post. It was about seeing the double-title-bar during development of an app using the LiveCode platform. The problem went away “when the code was compiled.”

I should have been more precise, I guess. You are the only person in the world to have this problem with Audacity. “As far as we can tell” (which you left out of my quote) because yours is the first and only report we’ve seen on this forum.

– Bill

And that’s it? You’re not curious about what caused this to happen?

I’m very curious about what caused this to happen. Do you have any suggestions for how to investigate the cause?

Testing on 2.4.2 and on the latest 3.0.0 alpha that I have on Mac - macOS 10.15.6 Catalina

I only see one Audacity title, this is for an un-named project - once I Save the project the header title changes to the name of the project.

@Humanguy: if you Save a project do you get two project names or does one remain as “Audacity” ?