Unknown icon (?) in audacity main screen [SOLVED]

Hello, Very newbie here,

My system is Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I downloaded the Audacity 2.1.3 .zip file

I somehow clicked a button and it created an icon (?) in the middle of the main screen.
If I mouse over it a message appears saying “Show scrub ruler”

I’m not hardly advanced enough to use the “scrub ruler”

How do I get rid of that icon ?


“The Scrub Ruler is used solely for Scrubbing and Seeking and can be turned off by right-clicking in the Timeline and selecting Disable Scrub Ruler from the dropdown menu.” Have a look at Timeline


That’s the “Scrub Toolbar”. http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/toolbars_overview.html#scrub
You can turn it off (de-select it) in “View menu > Toolbars”.

If you don’t want or need scrubbing at all - then not only can you remove the Scrub Toolbar you can also hide the Scrub Bar,

The Scrub Bar is the gray bar directly under the Timeline - to hide it just right-click in the Timelin or in the Scrub Ruler and select “Disable Scrub Ruler”.

This will give you a liitle more screen real-estate - but more importantly it will stop you inadvertently moving into Scrubbing mode.

See this page in the Manual: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/scrubbing_and_seeking.html#scrubbing


Thank everyone for prompt replies. Solved the problem.

Thanks again