Hi, just upgraded from elements 8 to Artist 8.5.

Problem is… When I return to the start of my track and press play, recording starts? Is there any way of turning this off? Elements never did this?

Do you have punch in active on the transport?
You might also want to check the preference enable record on selected track.

Might be another issue as punch in/out usually deactivates after the first record…and I assume this happens repeatedly to you??