MuseScore "blocks" access to audio interface
When running MuseScore on Windows 10, it's the only application whose output is heard via the audio interface (on a Behringer mixer).
For any other application - Audacity, Reaper, MediaMonkey, VLC Media Player, the output is immediately disabled as soon as I fire up Musescore. The other applications seem to "freeze" to some extent. For instance, as soon as I launch Musescore, MediaMonkey will no longer even play a track. Audacity will not play a track, greys out many options (like the selected audio input/output devices and the preferences item on the File menu). VLC Media Player will play the track, but nothing is heard. The only choice I have if trying to run any of these programs while MuseScore is running (like now when I'm trying to transcribe a recording) is to instead direct their output to the computer's built-in speakers.
If I leave these applications running and close MuseScore, these other applications are then able to play, sending their output through the audio interface.
I have tried to make adjustments to MuseScore's I/O settings, but any setting that still directs MuseScore output to the audio interface will block other applications from accessing that device.
Any suggestions/ideas are appreciated.