"There is not enough room to paste the selection" when using Limiter

Windows 10, Audacity 3.1.2

I use the Limiter effect a lot. I’ve found when using it that I get the error “Not enough room to paste the selection” when applying Limiter to small regions of a track.

From googling around, it seems I can stop this error by selecting behaviour - “Editing a clip can move other clips”, so I tried this, and the error seems to go away … but;

What’s going on here? I’m trying to Limit a small section, not move anything around, nor change the length of anything.

Why does Audacity think I’m trying to change the length of something?

I don’t know but it might be related to the hold time which can’t be set to zero. And it also has some kind of look-ahead… I rarely use limiting but I’ve done a little experimenting and unlike a regular analog limiter it doesn’t change the wave shape (unless you choose the “clipping” option) and that’s impossible without look-ahead.

FWIW, I increased the hold time to max, 50ms, and the problem went away

Soft limit, no gain, -10dB, 50ms

I’m not able to reproduce this issue.
Are you able to give precise steps for a test case which always produces the problem?

Just describing it here in text terms? I could do that …