I'm in the process of trying to learn how to use Audacity and am watching a tutorial that has some dropdown menus below the pause, play, etc buttons: enter image description here

However, in my version of Audacity that I installed I don't see those menus: enter image description here

Where are those menus and is there a way I can get those menus in the same place as in the tutorial? Thank you so much!

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All those dropdown menus are now in one place:

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After clicking on the “Audio Setup” icon:

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However, you can display / hide menus from your tutorial using the main menu:

                               View ⇾ Toolbars ⇾ Device Toolbar:

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(Thanks audionuma for correcting me.)

  • It seems to be since version 3.2. Nevertheless, Added a new Audio Setup button, replacing the Device Toolbar by default. The device toolbar can be re-added via the View > Toolbars menu. wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_3.2
    – audionuma
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 6:41
  • @audionuma, thanks for correcting me, I included it into my answer.
    – MarianD
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 14:39

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