Old features i miss

Questions on Palette and Light Palette operation and features
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Re: Old features i miss

Post by gooze » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:24 am

Was it:

Press [LIVE] once - back to Cues
Press [LIVE] multiple times - pages through Cues, Looks
Press and hold [LIVE]+[Next] or [Prev.] pages through the cuelists when in Cues, Lookpages when in Looks

Press [BLIND] once - to where you left when last editing in blind
Press [BLIND] multiple times - pages through Cues, Looks
Press and hold [BLIND]+[Next] or [Prev.] pages through the cuelists when in Cues, Lookpages when in Looks

what Robert had in mind? If not... could be???
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Re: Old features i miss

Post by jgoss » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:28 pm

What about the Last Screen command? I know there's not a Last Screen button on the console (like what was next to the Page Up & Page Down buttons on the 500 series), but this type of command would take you to the last place you were. This might not work all of the time, but it could work 89% of the time. I don't know what Shift + Page does now, but that would be a logical key combination for me.
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Re: Old features i miss

Post by RobertBell » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:40 pm

jgoss wrote:I don't know what Shift + Page does now, but that would be a logical key combination for me.
Sadly - Shift+Page us page up (vs. page down). SHIFT and LIVE/BLIND are not being used. Maybe we all want another 12-20 buttons on the desk. Would start to look like a GrandMA.
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Re: Old features i miss

Post by gooze » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:04 pm

Please restrict the use of SHIFT to the bare minimum.
Was it not the great mr. Evans that wrote the unforgettable words:
BrianEvans wrote:Do the hokey pokey and ya turn yourself around...... :P
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Re: Old features i miss

Post by TaineGilliam » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:53 pm

I really like the part about using Live+Next/Last to navigate the cue list directory. I don't even hate overloading to navigate Look Pages. Would the "B" key in the OLE have the same function? How would it know a press and hold wasn't a press? - action on key-up? Or do we get a "Live" key and "B" is no longer a toggle?

And, Robert, there is no denying a few more "display group" buttons would be nice. How else are we going to get to the Effect display - you know the one with the fancy non-live display of all the effect parameters...

On the subject of displays: Since Time Events and Variables are so different from Cue and Looks, more like Patch in some ways, maybe a layout without the channel grid would give us more room/width.

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