Auto-pencil in project window - can't turn it off

Hey guys, long time Cubase user recently upgraded to 9.5
Moving my mouse over the project screen and as soon as the curser hits an automation line on a group track it turns into a pencil - iv been accidentally writing automation and messing with the volumes of my tracks unknowingly.
Whats this called and how do I turn it off?
Thanks in advance for any help!


Unfortunately it’s not possible to switch this off in the current version. There is already Feature Request in the corresponding thread. Maybe you can +1 on it.

thanks very much Martin, appreciate it

Martin can you please point me in the direction of that post? new to this forum and not sure how to navigate, this pencil is doing my head in.