Can we have repeat bars or slash sections replace current music?

As I use the great repeat bar and slash region features, I am always doing so by selecting already-existing music that I realize is repetitive, which I want to replace with repeat bars/slashes. But it always places them “on top” of the existing music. I understand that this is correct behavior and why, but it would be really great to have a setting somewhere to choose which of these happens. Especially because now I have to select the music, delete it, and then reselect the rests before my Shift+R. A “Product A” style selection persistence would be nice in Dorico. Thanks!

IIRC This idea is on the Roadmap for future implementation.