Activating playback frequently doesn't activate the playback

Something I’m encountering very frequently at the moment is when opening a project, if playback is not enabled and I click the button to turn playback on, all that happens is the button turns green, but playback remains disabled. Opening the transport window shows this well:-

Screenshot 2023-11-06 at 14.38.48

If I activate playback from within the transport window - then that works ok:-

Screenshot 2023-11-06 at 14.41.58