mitchellc1 wrote:… on the Playback panel, the play, stop, rewind buttons suddenly do not show …
According to your profile you are using Finale v25, right?
I do not (yet) have Finale v25, but here is a “wild guess”:
Have you tried removing the preferences files?
To do so (I’m guessing):
1. Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MakeMusic\Finale 25
The AppData directory is hidden by default, so you will have to set the option to display hidden files before you can see it in the Explorer.
2. Look for the "FINMIDI.ini" and "Finale.ini" files
3. Drag them to your desktop
4. Restart Finale and you will be set to go.
Once you see that Finale has been started successfully, you can delete the old INI files you dragged to your desktop.