read and write diabled - tracks Not frozen

Hi very confused about this one, although I’m sure the answer is very simple…

All my track’s read and write functions are disabled…no, the tracks aren’t frozen…
any ideas why and how I can enable them?

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automation panel

didn’t even know that was a thing.
It was all suspended.
But why would there even bee such a function??

Thank you!