Skips the marked section

Audacity 2.4.2

Sometimes (not sure why “sometimes”) if I drag my mouse across a section of a track, then play, it skips the highlighted section, instead of playing it. What am I doing wrong?

Do you use custom keyboard shortcuts? If not, try setting your shortcuts back to defaults (see:

The behaviour that you are describing sounds like “Play Cut Preview” which has the default keyboard shortcut “C”.

I don’t use keyboard shortcuts. Mostly use the mouse