Audacity slows down when importing another file, when playback on Audacity is paused.

Hi all.

An issue that crops up, not sure if it is by design or what, but when I pause Audacity playback, and import a new file into Audacity, the import takes forever, and my other open windows become uninteractable. I cannot stop the import otherwise Audacity hangs, and I cannot stop playback of the file to speed up the import. This only happens when a track is paused, if it is stopped it is a fast as usual. I am running Audacity 3.1.3.