I found a way how to change Show Labels or Show Normals options during entity selection (I didn't find official way):
The Show When Selected icon in Model Info Pane is disabled by default, but I can click during entity selection to Visibility icon or run Visibility... right mouse command. After closing Visibility command without any changes, the Show When Selected icon in Model Info Pane will be enabled, and I can use Show Labels and Show Normals command:
After setting Show Labels to OFF then setting in Entity Selection Box Preview to OFF and newly ON, the labels will be disappeared:
Similarly changing the Show Normals from OFF to ON:
Running and closing Visibility command, and changing Show Normals option to ON:
Setting in Entity Selection Dialog Box the Preview to OFF and ON:
I think this can be useful when you select a lot of entities, and you would like to change these settings.
This is part of the philosophy of FEMAP, most of the items under MODEL INFO panel are selectable during another command, for example, during entity selection you can scroll mouse wheel in the Model Info Tree and surf where you need, for instance, set ON/OFF any LAYER, etc.., This was a WISHLIST years ago, and the FEMAP guys heard us!!.
you are right, but during entity selection the Show When Selected icon in Model Info pane is disabled (and other icons too), and it isn't official way to changing Show Labels and Show Normals options during entity selection. Only in Check Coincident Nodes command Preview can you change Show Labels option locally with Label with ID checkbox.