Right, if you had the game at a high speed setting, you need to pause very quickly after a battle to try to get any orders in or prevent a chain reaction of fleets raiding your cities before you can move your own fleets in defense.
there also seems to be an issue with the spacebar as the pause button, if you hold it down slightly too long it unpauses again.
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I agree with this suggestion.
Agreed on both of those. Put into the todo list for the next release, thanks!
It would also be really nice if you had an option to start every battle paused.