New update - finger-pointy mouse cursor not appearing OR appearing but not behaving correctly

hi – usually the pointer finger thingy is present wherever you put your mouse. But now only that straight up and down “I-Beam” appears. I used the finger-thing not only for dragging/selecting but OFTEN for joining sections, by clicking with the finger on the line between sections, which removes the separation. I know I can “join” sections by doing Cntl+J but clicking on the line was a lot easier.

Did the latest update eliminate the display of the pointer-finger-cursor unless you click inside the track? If not, any idea how I can get it back?

UPDATE: within the same project I’ve been working on, in a new section the finger-pointing-mouse-cursor IS appearing but will NOT remove divider between sections (i.e., will not function to join sections)