I seem to always not select the channel, first time. I click on the “wrong thing.”
I click on the Stereo/Quadro number area (why is this not a valid hitarea?)
Or I click on the Color Selector.
An Alt key for the Color Selector not only seems like a good idea to help solve this issue, but it’s consistent with how the Arrange Window works.
Or I click in the Fader area, forgetting that for some reason it doesn’t select the channel either, but instead moves the fader (with no Undo!), even though the fader, itself, wasn’t clicked on.
The only other valid place to click is the Meters. Maybe it’s just my brain, but I seem to have an aversion to clicking on them. Maybe because, when I do, there is a visual flicker that doesn’t happen when clicking on the Channel Title for selection.
Bottomline: I don’t feel like there is ever a correct area to select the channel. I always seem to have to think about it. And when I don’t (brain focused on music) I often click in the wrong areas.