This seems too simple to have to ask but here goes.
Is it possible to have the metronome running WITHOUT the transport moving? IOW, can I simply turn on the metronome while practicing a part and keep the transport locked in place? Obvious workaround is just using an external metronome or running a loop in Addictive Drums or similar fitting with a mechanical metronome or setting up a loop in AD takes a few steps. Seems I should just be able to have the metronome either on or off while practicing (and not ending up with transport running continously and messing up my now time).