Having nervous breakdown here. Want to listen to a loop. I position editing cursor and playback head at starting point, drag to set end point, then from “transport” menu select “loop play” and presto, it goes back to the beginning of the song. I can’t get it to loop the selection.
In Audacity 2.3.3, drag-select a portion of sound. Transport > Playing > Loop Play. The cursor takes off and starts playing the segment repeatedly, forever. Space stops. Shift + Space starts looping and Space plays the segment once.
I assume that you mean dragging with the (left) mouse button pressed down, and then release the mouse button at the end point?
That sounds like it should work, so long as you made a selection on the audio track. (alternatively, “Shift + spacebar” should also work).
Which version of Audacity are you using? (look in “Audacity menu > About Audacity”)