I'm new to PrP and video editing in general, but come with much experience editing audio in Pro Tools. I'm trying to figure out whether this is normal behavior, or if there's some preference I can change somewhere.
If I play the sequence on the timeline, it will immediately stop playing if I make any adjustments or edits to volume automation, opacity automation, clip lengths, etc. It's really disconcerting and interrupts the work flow. Again, my reference is Pro Tools, which doesn't stop the transport until you tell it to. That allows you to play, and make edits that you notice as they go by.
FYI Harris Velocity software allows you to do all of this while playing back from timeline. You can even drag and drop clips from gallery, trim in and out points, change audio levels and many more... ofc the price is much higher than PPro but you get what you pay for :)