Old 01-10-2019, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Better way to make toolbar fx shortcuts?

Is there a way to make toolbar shortcuts that doesn't involve so many steps as what I'm doing? Currently I create a chain with even a single fx setting, put it in a slot in SWS resources, create an action that pulls up that slot, make a toolbar shortcut and assign this action to it. Since an fx can have a default setting, is there a way to just directly yank up the fx, defaulting to that setting, via a toolbar shortcut, and not put it in a slot and make the action and assign the action?

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Old 01-10-2019, 12:20 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. No, don't think so. He's pretty much doing the resource slot loading. (The one click refers to how easy it is to click on the FX loading action, not how quick it is to set up : ) )

I use the SWS resource slots constantly, ands the reason I'd like an alternative is that setting up a shortcut with an FX requires this extra layer that also involves opening the window just to check what's in what slot, what slot can you sacrifice for a new shortcut, finding that slot int the action list and etc. etc. I'm dreaming of a script that can take an FX, or setting (or even setting turned into a Chain if that's the way it has to be) and put it in a shortcut. Bingo. Without the extra business of slots. Just stick a Chain into a button.
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Since an fx can have a default setting, is there a way to just directly yank up the fx, defaulting to that setting, via a toolbar shortcut, and not put it in a slot and make the action and assign the action?
Since the whole idea of toolbars is to put actions in them, you must have those actions in the actions list to begin with. But if the default setting for any given fx is good enough for you, you don't have to use slots to do it. Instead, open the Add FX window and right-click over the given FX or FX chain and choose Create shortcut. You can give a specific shortcut for the FX in the next window which opens, but just clicking OK is enough to add it to the Actions list.
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in the fx browser right-click the plugin or fx-chain

'create shortcut…'

you can assign a key in the Learn window that pops up, or if you cancel it will just add it to the action list.

Added in mid 2018, it kinda makes this part of SWS obsolete.
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in the fx browser right-click the plugin or fx-chain

'create shortcut…'

you can assign a key in the Learn window that pops up, or if you cancel it will just add it to the action list.

Added in mid 2018, it kinda makes this part of SWS obsolete.
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in the fx browser right-click the plugin or fx-chain

'create shortcut…'

you can assign a key in the Learn window that pops up, or if you cancel it will just add it to the action list.

Added in mid 2018, it kinda makes this part of SWS obsolete.

Never knew that. Thanks!
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That's a great feature. That seems to add it to the action list and a shortcut key. Then I deleted the shortcut key and just made a button to the action. Great idea and thanks.
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Although I find this new addition very cool it is still not enough IMO. I would like to see an extra option: focus arrange after inserting fx/fx chain.
By using toolbars I can add extra actions to paste fx chain:
Float all fx and focus arrange.

The first thing I usually do after inserting an fx is hit the spacebar to listen to it. It's annoying that I have to click on the arrange window since the fx window is now the focus after inserting an fx.
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