This must be a seriously FAQ but I can’t find it. The phrases are too generic, play stop from where I stopped.
Instead of playing back repeatedly from the same initial place, how can I have audacity play from where I stopped? Automatically play from where I stopped?
Use the X shortcut to stop and start - Play/Stop and set cursor, also available from Transport > Playing
See this page in the manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/transport_menu_playing.html
Pause playing (and resume) used to be the “P” key. Not any more?