By default, when you click on an item in REAPER, it will select the item and move the playback head to the location of your mouse.
If you prefer it to just select the item without moving the cursor, here’s how you set that up.
- Go to Preferences → Mouse Modifiers → Context: Media Item | Left Click.
- Double click the default action and select Select Note → Just select.
- Click on ‘OK’ and now you should be able to select items without the cursor moving.
This one is a nitpick that some people have, I thought it was worth making a post about.
I personally have spent most of my life just used to REAPER being like this, but I understand how people may find that annoying. But just like most things in here, you can change it to accommodate to your own way of working! 💪