Unable to select any effect

just upgraded to version 2.0.2
paused playback and made selection for amplify effect.
all effects were grayed out.
i had to click the play and stop buttons to get effects list to activate.
is this a bug or an intentional feature, not allowing effects when playback is paused instead of stopped???
see topic topic f=13 t=58412 p=148144


Audacity can only apply effects when “off-line” (not playing, recording or paused).

I presume that you would like to be able to apply effects while paused, so I’ll move this post to the “Feature Request” section.

when selection is made, stop playback (no more pause) while retaining selection so that an effect can be applied.