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Old 12-07-2019, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default 6.0 transport bar: I keep clicking record when I mean stop.

Clicking on the transport buttons is something I do constantly because I'm not a shortcut guy. I have muscle memory because I have been using reaper for years, but the new theme has switched the rec and stop buttons. I quite like the new theme except for that. Is there a way to customize it? If not, can it be fixed in a future release?
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:36 AM   #2
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Every default theme I change the order of the buttons, and every time I get requests to a) change them back, and b) change them a different way. Can't win Anyway, discussion was here, you're not alone.

The order change is a very easy mod, though some image tweaks would be required to not have discontinuity in the button backgrounds. I had to pick one order for the theme itself to stick my limitation of only using one set of images, to ease the load of everything now existing in 3 different sizes.

Transports are particularly easy to transplant from one theme to another, because you can overwrite the images and walter section from one theme to another and it'll all pretty much work because aside from (possibly) some font allocations; the transport is fairly self contained.

If you do want to try some light modding, read this sticky the learn how to unpack and refresh a theme.

Then in the rtconfig.txt scoot all the way down to line 1354:

Code:
	; draw content in sec_buttons
	set trans.rew                	+ [sec_buttons sec_buttons] [size_rew size_rew size_rew size_rew]
	set trans.fwd                	+ + [trans.rew sec_buttons] [size_rew{2}] [size_fwd size_fwd size_fwd size_fwd]
	set trans.rec                	+ + [trans.fwd sec_buttons] [size_fwd{2}] [size_rec size_rec size_rec size_rec]
	set trans.play               	+ + [trans.rec sec_buttons] [size_rec{2}] [size_play size_play size_play size_play]
	set trans.repeat             	+ + [trans.play sec_buttons] [size_play{2}] [size_repeat size_repeat size_repeat size_repeat]
	set trans.stop               	+ + [trans.repeat sec_buttons] [size_repeat{2}] [size_stop size_stop size_stop size_stop]
	set trans.pause              	+ + [trans.stop sec_buttons] [size_stop{2}] [size_pause size_pause size_pause size_pause]
...is simply the walter way of saying "each button just sits next the previous button". So, two bits of swapping around and they can be :

Code:
	; draw content in sec_buttons
	set trans.rew                	+ [sec_buttons sec_buttons] [size_rew size_rew size_rew size_rew]
	set trans.fwd                	+ + [trans.rew sec_buttons] [size_rew{2}] [size_fwd size_fwd size_fwd size_fwd]
	set trans.rec                	+ + [trans.fwd sec_buttons] [size_fwd{2}] [size_rec size_rec size_rec size_rec]
	set trans.play               	+ + [trans.rec sec_buttons] [size_rec{2}] [size_play size_play size_play size_play]
	set trans.stop               	+ + [trans.play sec_buttons] [size_play{2}] [size_stop size_stop size_stop size_stop]
	set trans.pause              	+ + [trans.stop sec_buttons] [size_stop{2}] [size_pause size_pause size_pause size_pause]
	set trans.repeat             	+ + [trans.pause sec_buttons] [size_pause{2}] [size_repeat size_repeat size_repeat size_repeat]
and there it is, for all 3 sizes:

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Old 12-07-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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Clicking on the transport buttons is something I do constantly because I'm not a shortcut guy.
You're short-changing yourself, labeling yourself that way, sabotaging your own productivity. Start/stop is the spacebar. Easiest hotkey ever. Using that instead of the mouse every time you want to play or stop is going to dramatically reduce your mouse travel.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:15 PM   #4
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Then in the rtconfig.txt scoot all the way down to line 1354:
Thanks again for sample code! I changed the order similar to v5, I can't handle too much change at once!
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:39 AM   #5
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You're short-changing yourself, labeling yourself that way, sabotaging your own productivity. Start/stop is the spacebar. Easiest hotkey ever. Using that instead of the mouse every time you want to play or stop is going to dramatically reduce your mouse travel.
I believe that OP is aware of Space key shortcut for Play/Stop. And I think he has valid request because of his personal workflow (but also many others). Maybe it does serve him better and more productively than with that key.

Also, try to imagine if he or someone is one-handed. What about then?

I personally use transport buttons 95% of the time because I do use my left hand for something else while using Reaper. ;-) I mean like playing the MIDI keyboard or holding a fader with left hand, while everything on screen controlling with a mouse using a right hand (yes, I am right-handed).

And yes I hate the "REC, PLAY ..... stop" buttons order and arrangement in new Default 6 theme, too.
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