Anyway, the issue is this:
- - If I select a region on a track, and press Ctrl-B, Audacity creates a label that spans the range of the selection and places focus in the edit field for the text of the marker. I enter the label text and hit Enter. All good.
- If I later click on the label, the relevant section is selected again. All good, but this is where the issue appears.
- When working with short selections, I frequently want to play them or loop them. Rather than search for the mouse, I use the spacebar to start and stop playback. If I click on the label to bring up the selection associated with the label, the focus is placed in the edit field for the label, so I end up inserting a space into the label text, and of course, playback doesn't start.
Or we could have the functionality in a right-mouse menu (which Audacity seems to have a curious lack of - why is this?).