Old 06-17-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default MIDI CC names do not fit in ME dropdown box

In the MIDI Editor, some long CC names do not show in full because the drop-down box is not wide enough. And there's no tooltip either.

1) Maybe replace the drop-down box with a multi-column menu?

2) Realtime tooltips showing the full name where the mouse is?

3) Enlarge the box? There's not enough space so this would also enlarge the virtual keyboard above

4) Make the left MIDI Editor side (v.keyboard and CC selection) resizable. The best solution for me, maybe along with (1).

5) Definitely add tooltips.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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I still think this needs attention...



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Old 07-13-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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I vote for resizeable left side.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:27 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if this was ever fixed? It's 2018 and I feel like this should have been addressed by now.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:29 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums. You could always download & open reaper and take a look!

Seriously, no - still about the same & I suspect that this is a case of the effort involved being disproportionate to the importance the devs place on this.
What I find even more irritating is that you can add a bunch of CC windows in a vertical row, but each one you add removes space from the tcp & they arent resizable.

Just in case you are a reaper newb (which I doubt) do take time to download the User Guide and check out some of the free tutorial videos at reaper.fm
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What I find even more irritating is that you can add a bunch of CC windows in a vertical row, but each one you add removes space from the tcp & they arent resizable.
I do not quite understand this paragraph -- what do you mean by "CC window", and how can it affect the TCP?
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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Open MIDI editor.
Click on the + sign in the existing open CCwindow and it will open another window for the next cc number above the initial one and shrink the track space above it. repeat ad infinitum till you run out of space.
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Open MIDI editor.
Click on the + sign in the existing open CCwindow and it will open another window for the next cc number above the initial one and shrink the track space above it. repeat ad infinitum till you run out of space.
Perhaps you can try the script "Select CC lanes to show in MIDI item under mouse". This script was originally intended for MIDI items in the arrange view (the new feature in the upcoming v5.71), but it also works well in the MIDI editor. Much faster than adding CC lanes via the + sign, and doesn't shrink the piano roll area:




I also like using the following little script to zoom CC lanes. It can be linked to whatever mousewheel shortcut you use for zooming vertically in the MIDI editor. If the mouse is positioned over the piano roll, it will zoom the piano roll as usual, but if the mouse is positioned over the CC lanes, it will zoom all CC lanes instead:
Code:
is_new_value,filename,sectionID,cmdID,mode,resolution,val = reaper.get_action_context()
if is_new_value then
    window, segment, details = reaper.BR_GetMouseCursorContext()
    if window == "midi_editor" then
        if segment == "cc_lane" then
            if val > 0 then
                reaper.MIDIEditor_LastFocused_OnCommand(reaper.NamedCommandLookup("_BR_ME_INC_CC_LANES_HEIGHT_3"), false)
            else
                reaper.MIDIEditor_LastFocused_OnCommand(reaper.NamedCommandLookup("_BR_ME_DEC_CC_LANES_HEIGHT_3"), false)
            end
        else
            if val > 0 then
                reaper.MIDIEditor_LastFocused_OnCommand(40111, false)
            else
                reaper.MIDIEditor_LastFocused_OnCommand(40112, false)
            end
        end
    end
end

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Old 02-09-2018, 04:40 PM   #9
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Another (hidden) way to add or change CC lanes, is to right-click on the lane divider:



The dropdown list via the CC lane divider is much wider than the one via the CC selector pane.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #10
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...but only limits the amount of space used if the midi editor window is docked, which I hate doing.

All useful info though, Julian. Thanks!
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