How to pause / suspend placing a track and go to the menu bar with the mouse?

Placing a trace, and need to change something up in the menus. Cant seem to find a pause / suspend so I can take the mouse up to the menu bar without dragging the trace with it ?
IE suggest a key when hit, pauses whatever you were doing, and permits the mouse to do other things. WHen you are done with modifying params tab again and continue doing what you were doing.

There is no pause function yet, so you have to open a gitlab issue (feature request) for that.

But I’m not sure how useful this will be in everyday work. Changing something in the menu bar / Preferences is not happen that much - the benefit of this programming work will be only minor.