Listening / editying a small section

Audacity 2.2.1

I’m editing an existing 2 hour audio and splitting it into smaller clips; anywhere from 5 mins to 45 mins. I want to define a section and adjust the boundaries of that selection and choose where to start play within that section. When I hit play it always starts at the beginning of the selection. If I use quickplay to start within the selection it doesn’t stop at the end of the selection. This seems like very basic editing. Any suggestion or do I have a setting wrong or using the wrong edit tool.

Pam

If you shift + Click on the Timeline, it will loop play the selection, starting from the point where you click.
Alternatively, click and drag on the Timeline to play a region (play starts from the left end of the drag and stops at the right end of the drag).