How to get rid of "keying set failed to insert any keyframes" error


I am struggeling with the NLA Editor.

It seems that I am triggering a (for me) strange Hotkey, which keeps me from adding new keyframes.
The last times I noticed it before saving, unfortunaltely, this time, it was already saved closed.

Whenever I try to add a new keyframe I get error messages.

When I try to add a loc rot scale keyframe I get “keying set failed to insert any keyframes”
When I try to add a constrains keyframe I get “could not insert keyframe due to zero NLA influence or base value”

I tried all tipps, I found in the net, but nothing helps.

I checked the Scene Properties, but there is no keying set defined.
I checked also the Active Keying Set properties in the Timeline. There was also nothing specified.
I tried there other settings like LocRotScale and others. but no result.

What did I do, to get to this state and how do I get rid of it.

Got rid of it. I did not see that little pin symbol on the track

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I have another fix for the error message that says: “Could not…zero NLA influence or base value”.
While in NLA window, select the object you are about to animate and open the ‘N’ tab. There is the Action Influence set to 0. Set this value to 1, no more error messages and you can set keyframes.