I'm trying to do non-linear editing in Audacity. In other words, I have 8 minutes of audio, and my goal is to cut certain sections, and rearrange them. But, when I cut a track in audacity, and paste it, two tracks now exist, and they play in parallel.....this is obviously not what I want. Is my question clear?
Make sure your cursor is on the track where you want to paste the waveform. If you click on the blank area beneath the tracks, a new track will be created, which sounds like what you are doing.