Greetings, All !

I have been playing many activities recently in Open Rails. I have some queries regarding the paths set up by act makers.

In MSTS, when a path was setup by the act makers, it was locked ie players couldn't change switches and eventually tracks as per their wish.

In Open Rails, I have to first press Ctrl+M to switch the signals to manual mode, then press Tab for signal to change and then again Ctrl+M to finally change the path in order to perform a work order such as picking/dropping cars,etc
I mean, why this confusion ? I always get lost, in other words unknowingly shift to other paths that are outside the player path.

What am I missing ? Is this normal in OR or or we have a solution to this.
Please enlighten me. Thanks