Thank you for looking into this.
I’m on Windows 10 Pro. Prior to minimizing, the Snap Point was on the first measure (188.8.131.52 in the screen capture) and, of course, the Event Start point was fully left. [In the screen capture, it’s clear I trimmed a little extra leading silence after minimizing.]
For the record, the clip was originally loop-recorded at 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11. Once minimized, the take was then dragged to 18.104.22.168, at which point I discovered the missing Snap Point. You see, without a Snap Point, Cubase automatically snaps to the Event End, which in my case (having trimmed off all the silence) is rhythmically arbitrary. Without a Snap Point, I’m not aware of a way to drag events in Cubase by even beats or measures, so to work around the problem, I Alt-dragged another event (with Snap Point intact) along with it and then deleted the unwanted duplicates.