Record - Keyboard Shortcut

I’ve been using the * (asteric) on my keyboard as a shortcut for “Record” and absolutely love this shortcut - but have just recently lost the ability to do so.

I now have to engage - play (spacebar) first - then * (asteric) to engage record - very inconvenient. Can someone help me get my shortcut back?

Dis-able Sync on the Transport.

Great- love a simple fix!!