[ardour-users] hide track but not automation?

Peter Lutek plutek at infinity.net
Fri May 13 12:11:06 PDT 2005

On Fri, 13 May 2005 11:54:30 -0700, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>  

>> >
>> > Yeah, that could help. I think the one I've always wanted, or thought
>> > would be good, would be like Pro Tools with a speed key to cycle
>> > through the automation tracks. Audio goes grey, automotion shows up on
>> > top, but then up arrow/down arrow would cycle you through all the
>> > automation possibilities that have been enabled for that track. I
>> > think something like that would be fast and use the minimum amount of
>> > screen area.
>> >
>> > As per your other question about finer control, I would think that if
>> > I had the automation on top of the audio and the audio was larger that
>> > I'd have more control. Again, that's driven by screen area. Working on
>> > Ardour automation on a laptop screen is really hard for me due to
>> > these screen area issues.
>> see my response to myself in the finer automation control thread -- yes,
>> height is the key.
> Saw that immediately after I posted the previous email.
>> i'm making ardour fly on a laptop too -- it's really getting to feel  
>> very
>> workable. i'm using the ion3 window manager, which works primarily in a
>> tiled workspace model. windows are easily switchable, resizable and can  
>> be
>> toggled in and out of fullscreen, all with keyboard commands, so it's
>> quick and easy to flip between ardour's different windows.
> I didn't know about ion3. Checked out the web site very quickly. Looks
> interesting but I'm not sure it's for me. I'll read more about it
> later. (I seem to be depending on many things in Gnome's GUI these
> days. Life is pretty simple. I ran fluxbox for a long time but got
> tired of building all the menu entries. With Gnome I get tired of a
> partitial menu system - some things in and some things not in. all of
> these systems have trade-offs.
> Thanks for the info!

well, we're travelling pretty far from the topic here, but that's ok......  
i don't use menus at all anymore. ion3 loves the keyboard and command  
line, and so do i -- it's a perfect fit for me, and both quicker and less  
physically stressful than mousing through menus. the ease with which you  
can cycle and manipulate workspaces via keyboard in ion3 is (at least for  
me) quite stunning.


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