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MIDI window question

Post by the pannacotta army » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:25 am

Hi,
Is there a way to toggle between a maximized MIDI window and the tracks view other than just minimizing/maximizing the MIDI window?

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Re: MIDI window question

Post by Sami Seif » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:38 pm

Now that you bring it up, there really should be a shortcut for that.

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Re: MIDI window question

Post by trevlyns » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:42 pm

Grab a second monitor - you know you want to... :mrgreen:
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Re: MIDI window question

Post by the pannacotta army » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:48 pm

trevlyns wrote:Grab a second monitor - you know you want to... :mrgreen:
Maybe you're right, but Im not sure my graphic card can cope with 2 monitors

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Re: MIDI window question

Post by mick » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:15 pm

This may be a workaround you may find a better option than minimising etc. I just tried it and it works fine.
1. UNDOCK the piano roll and resize to suit, if you like you can fill the screen.
2. Click the DOCK tab and it will minimise leaving the track view.
3. Click the "UNDOCK tab and it will open again in the full screen view.
So your "toggle" is actually the dock and undock tab!
EDIT: If you activate a different track then that should show in the piano roll for editing the next time you undock so I presume selecting a different track is the purpose of your request?
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Re: MIDI window question

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:50 am

Another alternative I sometimes use:

In the tracks view, move the instrument track you are working on to the top.
Open the piano roll view in docked mode and drag the top edge up to where you can only see the top track, transport bar and piano roll.
(Note: you can drag the top of the velocity view up a bit if needed too.)
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Re: MIDI window question

Post by the pannacotta army » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:24 am

mick wrote:This may be a workaround you may find a better option than minimising etc. I just tried it and it works fine.
1. UNDOCK the piano roll and resize to suit, if you like you can fill the screen.
2. Click the DOCK tab and it will minimise leaving the track view.
3. Click the "UNDOCK tab and it will open again in the full screen view.
So your "toggle" is actually the dock and undock tab!
EDIT: If you activate a different track then that should show in the piano roll for editing the next time you undock so I presume selecting a different track is the purpose of your request?
Thanks Mick, the only problem I have with this is my preference is to work in track view with the "Details Area" i.e. the dock hidden.

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Re: MIDI window question

Post by the pannacotta army » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:32 am

Mark Bliss wrote:Another alternative I sometimes use:

In the tracks view, move the instrument track you are working on to the top.
Open the mixer view in docked mode and drag the top edge up to where you can only see the top track, transport bar and piano roll.
(Note: you can drag the top of the velocity view up a bit if needed too.)
Thanks but not quite the elegant solution I was hoping for I'm afraid.

I'd like to double click a MIDI clip and have it open up the maximized dock. Then just hit the X to close the dock rather than minimize it.
This was the nice simple practical way Sonar used to work until they f***ed it up with docking

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Re: MIDI window question

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:19 am

I think you have a good suggestion there, a nice simple shortcut would be a nice touch.
Unless there is one already..... :D

Perhaps it could be configured so a double click opened the piano roll to the most recent size/configuration and a simple key stroke to close.
I like the idea.
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