Old 10-17-2018, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default A better layouts management...

What follows would be a real workflow improvement, IMO, and shouldn't be that difficult to implement. We have six different types of panels in Reaper :

- Track panel
- Mixer panel
- Master track panel
- Master mixer panel
- Envelope panel
- Transport panel

When right clicking on one of the two firsts, we have directly an access to both track and mixer panels layouts submenus. It's not the case for the four last ones : each time, we have to open the 'Options' menu to reach the layouts of the involved panel. This slows down the layouts selection, especially when we are testing different themes or comparing different versions of one. What I would like to have, as a start :

- each type of panel should have its own corresponding layout submenu in its 'context' menu, i.e., right clicking on the transport bar should allow the choice of its dedicated layouts.
- right clicking on a track panel should only allow 'track panel' layouts choice ; same thing for a mixer panel with 'mixer panel' ones. Why having both at the same time ? It's not logical to me...

In the past, and as a workaround, I tried to modify the different 'panel context' menus available : it's a mess, as the Apply custom layout #xx actions apparently do not correspond to the ones specified in the Screensets/Layouts window and, worse, the latter are not changing accordingly to the layouts defined in a new chosen theme. Additionaly, we cannot save/load layouts sets and we are limited to 20 Action #xx definitions, which is not sufficient for most themes.

Overall, I think that the layouts management needs a complete overhaul : it's one of my main wishes for an eventual Reaper 6 version...
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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i agree
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