Bug report: There's no apparent way to make a favorite act on the current selection.
I was trying to record a favorite to do one thing: normalize to a certain level. But it's useless because it insists on using hard-coded start and end times by default.
These defaults and UI are indefensible. I would bet that in the vast, vast majority of cases, users want a recorded action to act the same way as any other function: on the selection if there is one, or the whole file if not. How many times do you want to perform the same action on an absolute range of samples over and over on arbitrary files? Adobe makes the most obscure possible scenario the default here.
Then when you switch to "relative," the UI doesn't
A. Tell you what the percentage is OF. Is it of the selection? The file? See point C below for the significance of this.
B. Let you change the percentages. If these are significant, why aren't they editable?
C. Show correct info. Apparently if you want the favorite to affect the whole current selection, the action has to say "relative" and be 0 to 100 percent. But that's wrong; it doesn't affect the whole file. It only affects the selection.
This entire problem could have been avoided by simply having a third option in the drop-down list for the actions: "current selection." And this should be the default. I think it would be appropriate to say DUHHHHH here.
So, to work around this defective UI, you have to select your whole file, start the recording, perform actions, stop the recording, and then undo everything you did to the file. That is hokey as ****, and should have no place in a piece of production software.
Please add the "current selection" option to the "selection" drop-down for a favorite's actions, and rename the field to "apply to" instead of "selection."
Oh, and the documentation doesn't provide a solution.