Before I post this an idea... Is there a method of configuring the Identify tool (ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS for Desktop) so that it only identifies the selected features in a feature class?
e.g. 100 features, select by attributes selects 50 features, Identify tool then restricted to only those 50 features.
As far as I can tell, all I can do is export the selected features as a new feature class* then identify from that feature class. (*still cant use save as layer to have a layer with only those selected features)