Hiding/Showing the playhead

You can hide/show the playhead when playback is stopped; for example, to help line up your music when working with timecodes and video. By default, the playhead is hidden when playback is stopped, except in Play mode, where it always appears.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-, to open Preferences.
  2. In the category list, click Play.
  3. In the Playhead subsection, activate/deactivate Show playhead when stopped.
  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The playhead is shown outside of playback when Show playhead when stopped is activated, and hidden when it is deactivated.


This does not apply to Play mode or Print mode. The playhead always appears in Play mode and never appears in Print mode.