[ardour-users] Top Level Mode

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Oct 3 12:04:41 PDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 20:36, Esben Stien wrote:
> Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> writes:
> > if you can [..] i'll consider it
> Could this maybe be a feature?. Having these windows separated has
> many advantages (Tracks, Edit Groups, Regions/name and Chunks), in my
> opinion. Even with my 23" widescreen, I still want more screen real
> estate (I never run anything maximized, though). It's also more
> pleasant to work with such a mode, cause it's more simple and
> displaying exactly what it needs to display. You don't see the things
> you don't use that often and when you need it, you just align or put
> it on top (or maybe attach it), the window that you need. It's also
> quick to change to another window with M-TAB as long as they have
> separate icons.

    I'm not a big fan of the "million windows" school of thought (as in
GIMP) but I can see possibilities in what Esben is proposing.  I use the
Regions/chunks portion of Ardour quite a bit but it is usually something
I do up front.  After I have used it, it just takes up space.  If not in
a separate window, how about implementing it the same way that the
editor mixer has been done - toggle it on and off.  I know you can
minimize it by grabbing the handle and sliding it to the right but
that's a bit awkward.  It would be much easier to just have a toggle

    On a related note - I really like that the mixer no longer comes up
by default.

Jan "Evil Twin" Depner
The Fuzzy Dice

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