see this thread:
I do a lot of midi editing in the lower zone whilst also moving, cutting and copying midi parts in the project window.
It’s a big workflow stopper that although the cursor changes when you hover over a zone which is not selected, changing the tool via shortcuts is changing the cursor of the selected zone, which is not visible anymore since the cursor is hovering over the other zone. This leads to confusing stuff explained in the thread above.
I really hope we can get an option which enables/disables automatic zone selection when hovering the cursor in project windows and lower zone.