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Old 06-15-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default dragging slots in Mixer - consistent behavior with the arrange

Hi guys!

I think that the behavior in the ext-mixer should be consistent with the behavior in the arrangement window. For example if you have an item and you just drag it to another position it will just move to the new position, while if you use the ctrl+drag you will copy the item to the new position.

I think it should be the same in the ext-mixer: if you drag an fx slot or a send slot to another track it should just move to the new track (deleting the slot where it was before) while if you use the ctrl+drag it will copy the fx/send slot to the new track.

Actually the drag-copy function in the extmixer is done just by dragging the slot, while there is not the "just move" function.

Anyone else think the same?
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Agreed.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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I've never thought about it but yes, I agree.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:47 AM   #4
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"Just move" is Alt+drag in the mixer, but you're right, it's inconsistent compared to the arrange.

On the other hand, I'm quite used to as it is now (and I'd guess many others), so it would maybe be a bit strange to change this after all these years.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:09 AM   #5
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There are so many little inconsistancies regarding ctrl, alt, and shift like this, I think the entire shortcut defaults need a closer inspection. But, that sort of change should occur as an optional settings file download for now, until a big version number change, and then it should be the opposite (want the old way you were used to back? Download this file)
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:07 PM   #6
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"Just move" is Alt+drag in the mixer, but you're right, it's inconsistent compared to the arrange.

On the other hand, I'm quite used to as it is now (and I'd guess many others), so it would maybe be a bit strange to change this after all these years.
I think it will take no more than 10 seconds to getting used to that behavior also in the mixer.

drag = move

ctrl+drag = copy and move

It's a pretty standard behavior not only in daws but also in many other programs like microsoft office etc
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