How do I remove any selected blank space on a track in Audacity 3.1.3 ?

Before, I could just select it and click backspace/delete/cut and it would work.

Now it only works if a track is part of the selection.

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Here is the process (Audacity 3.1.3):

  1. Select the entire blank area
  2. Generate > Silence (top menu). It will create a 3rd track section, in between.
  3. optionally, click on one of the track section, then click on the time boundary to make a joined section. Repeat this for the second time boundary. You will end up having a single track section.

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