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Old 02-26-2024, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default (FIXED) Dragged Mixers Always Placed After Visual Spacer

1. Create 4 Tracks. Name them A, B, C, D.
2. Add a visual spacer between B & C.
3. In the MCP drag D to the left of the visual spacer. The goal is to end up with A, B, D, space, C. (This happens when you create a new track, but want to move it to the left of a spacer with other similar, already existing tracks.)
4. You'd expect to end up with C standing alone after the spacer. But what happens is D&C are still together. They've just swapped places, with the spacer still to the left.

Now, D can't be dropped to the left of the spacer at all. You have to drag it past B to get a drop indication at all. After you do that, and have A, D, B, space, C. You have to drag B left again. D cannot be dropped after B but before the spacer.

Basically in the MCP you can't drop a track before the spacer even if there's a visual indication that it's going to end up there. I also see in the TCP you can drop on top of a visual spacer to create spacers above and below the moved track. That's not an option at all in the MCP. Also in the TCP you can drag a track that has a spacer above it to the other side of the spacer. In the MCP you have to go past the spacer and the next track left. Dragging to the right of a spacer seems to work, but for the track just to the left of the spacer you don't get a drop indication.

Even more simply, dragging tracks around in the MCP when visual spacers are involved doesn't behave as expected.

Last edited by ScuzzyEye; 04-18-2024 at 06:23 AM. Reason: This was fixed in 7.15. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2024, 11:44 AM   #2
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Just select and drag the spacer to where you want.
Also, if you want to move a track it must be a track before the spaces or a track after a spacer.

T1 T2 T3 spacer T4 T5
So if you want to move T5 over to the left, you have to move it between T2 & T3

I find it easer just to move the spacer.

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Old 02-26-2024, 12:08 PM   #3
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The easiest way is to just remember to insert the new track where I want it, but I'm too often double-clicking in the empty space so my new track ends up with the sends that I keep grouped to the right of a spacer.

There are plenty of work-arounds some quicker than others, but I believe this really is a bug. Because you can see two different indications of where the mixer will be dropped, to the left or right of the spacer. But even when the left half is highlighted, it still ends up on the right. Then you can't drag that mixer left any more unless you go past the whole next track.
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Old 04-05-2024, 07:00 AM   #4
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This bug is still bugging me in 7.14.

I think even more simply put: When dragging tracks around in the MCP, you can't drop a track to the left of a visual spacer. Even when the left side of the spacer a highlighted before dropping, the track appears to the right.
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