There’s a very strong precedent made by word processing apps, in which the cursor is always the place where edits are applied.
So when follow mode is off, is there a way to make the item at the cursor position be automatically selected until clicks are made elsewhere? I tend to scroll to the point where I want to make a change, then click the transpose +1 button for example, only to be reminded the hard way that the selection is somewhere else in the track, sometimes somewhere off-screen. I can ctrl-z to undo, but what exactly changed? How can I be sure I’ve properly undone what was mistakenly done?
Do I just need to beat into my head that the line is the play line only, and edits just don’t happen there unless I specifically select it first?