I'm using REAPER 3.76 and am muting and unmuting various items for comping purposes. There is a convenient mute button that appears on muted items to allow you to unmute them, but I would like it to stay there so I can re-mute them with a single click. Is that option available? I'm sure I saw a screenshot of someone with the mute button (and a few more) on all their clips.
-Open the preferences pane. -click on "Media" under the "Appearance" heading in the left hand menu. -check both boxes for "muted" and "unmuted" in the middle of the panel. -click "apply".
now you should see a mute button both when the item is muted and when it is unmuted.
be aware, the buttons will disappear when the the view is zoomed out very far anyway, but should be visible under most circumstances.