Playback of selected passages is inconsistent
Lately I've been checking individual passages as I work by playing them back. I always highlight the first note of the passage before pressing the spacebar (without the Ctrl key), but this often starts playback from the top of the score, anyway. If I then stop the playback, find my way back to the passage and try again, MuseScore will correctly play just the passage I wanted to hear. I can then test the passage over and over until I'm satisfied with it. However, the next passage I try this on returns me to the top again.
If I happen to be checking out a second ending, which is usually only two or three measures long, MuseScore wants me to hear the entire piece, including the first ending, which may take a couple of minutes if I don't cut the process short and go back to where I was. This can get pretty boring (unless the piece is particularly interesting). Fortunately most of my pieces are quite short, as I'm not long-winded -- in my music compositions, anyway. ;)
What might I be doing wrong here?