Cant cut audio track without pausing

Audacity (version 2.1.2)

We cannot cut an Audio track without pausing hence we aren’t really sure if we’re cutting out the exact parts of the audio track that we need. I take that there should be an option to Cut while Playback for better editing.

You can’t cut while playing or paused.

Try selecting what you want to cut, then press C on your keyboard to “Cut Preview”. This plays the audio before and after the cut. You can adjust the length to be played before and after the cut in Playback Preferences.