Turn off space bar triggering meter scale pull down

Anyone else noticing that when they have the meter active when using the control room, it’s easy to bring up the scale pull down menu by pressing ‘space’ when infact you’re trying to start and stop the track?

Any way round this?

It happens because im selecting the control room mixer tab to turn the volume up and down… then I press play or stop and the scale pull down pops up. Is annoying!

EDIT: just noticed it doesn’t happen if I press a button such as phones on/off… however it reoccurs if I select the digital scale pull down menu… ie from then on space will trigger it reopening if the control mixer window is selected.