Old 10-11-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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Hi,

My toolbars are pretty crowded, and judging from some of the screenshots I've seen in the forums, I'm not the only one running out of screen real-estate.

I'd like a better way to group and display all the buttons and actions I need/want and at the same time reduce tool bar clutter. With that in mind, here's an FR for a toolbar UI/workflow modification. It seems kind of obvious and I'd be surprised if someone hasn't thought of, and requested this before.

I'm hardly the artist, but hopefully you'll get the idea from this mock-up of a grid drop-down button.










Button drop-down lists would be created the same way you would create a sub-menu...




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Old 10-11-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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Just a great idea !
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:46 AM   #3
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Nice thinking
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:56 AM   #4
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great idea. love it and wish it gets added!
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #5
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This is pretty good. Organised navigation like this should be a default thing.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:45 AM   #6
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Hmm, why not putting into normal menu?
Because menus are textual, toolbars are (mostly) pictorial - I like pictures

I have some customised menus, but digging through them is still a pain. Click on toolbar, select state/action, done - works better for me.

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Which sounds cool as an alternative to the current shortcut system, if you prefer the vimperized style workflow, which personally I don't but each to their own.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:50 PM   #7
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Toolbars all the way, with icons, with sub selection, with ability to cycle trough modes if there is only limited number of them, input boxes with dropdown and action button, so it is easy and fast to input a number of whatever and accept it.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:20 AM   #8
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+1 of course. It would simplify workflow.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:38 AM   #9
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+1. This seems like a no-brainer.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #10
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+1 supporting
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:21 PM   #11
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+1 this would be amazingly helpful
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:07 PM   #12
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Even Bitwig is going to have this
https://youtu.be/3tvDJTUoHkc?t=1m2s
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I was about to post the same request.
I need this!

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Bump.
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Pinknoise, where ever you found this thread. Count me in! This would be a great feature.
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I've made a script for this functionality, which can be found here:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=210482
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I've made a script for this functionality, which can be found here:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=210482
Nice. Will try this out.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:59 AM   #18
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+1 please,simple but very useful!

An option to change with mousewheel would be nice too.

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Nice another script that solves one of my problems! Thank you !
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I've made a script for this functionality, which can be found here:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=210482
Does this script allow for custom toolbar drop downs of actions ? Like could I have a toolbar button called Punch Modes and the drop down have multiple punchin actions ?

If so, how is this done please ? Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:28 AM   #21
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Does this script allow for custom toolbar drop downs of actions ? Like could I have a toolbar button called Punch Modes and the drop down have multiple punchin actions ?

If so, how is this done please ? Thanks.
Probably yes, this script just takes a standard native Reaper's toolbar and converts it into a dropdown menu. So if you can create a toolbar with your desired actions, this script should work.

In the main thread, I wrote a short and hopefully understandable how-to run this. If you need to learn how to run a script in general, please refer to some other threads or tutorials on that topic.

If you have any more questions, please post to the main thread where future users will be able to find it.
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