QTP/UFT unable to recognize toolbar and menu items

I'm trying to record a desktop application and noticed that UFT won't pick up activity from the menu bar. It's able to record the app being opened but it doesn't detect when I clicked on File then Exit, for example.

In use: HP UFT 11:50

Here's what worked for me: On Record >> Record and Run Settings >> Under Windows Applications tab:
Select "Record and run test on any open Windows-based application". Click Apply then OK.

After the change, it's now able to record toolbar activity, yey!

Hope it works out for you too! :)