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  • Wed, Dec 12 2018 4:37 PM

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    Every time I open the command palette to find a command, I am faced with the problem that all the regions of the GUI to where buttons can be mapped, are full, and that useful regions, to where I would like to map a button, are locked.

    Why is there such a long space of "useful screen real-estate" to the right of the audio meter on the timeline windows - here could be useful additional button space?

    Is it possible to create a third row of buttons under the source/record viewer windows?  Or even on the open space above or below the segment tools?

    Are all user defined mappings saved with the user settings - or can they be saved to individual workspace settings - it could be useful to be able to allocated some extra buttons for use in some operations, for which there are separate workspaced defined - is this possible?

    Yes, I am using the small quick menu for parking otherwise unmapped useful buttons, but I am hoping for something more related to the areas of the display where I am working when I need a function button.

     

     

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  • Wed, Dec 12 2018 4:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    Adrian Redmond:
    Is it possible to create a third row of buttons under the source/record viewer windows?  Or even on the open space above or below the segment tools?

    No, and no.

    Adrian Redmond:
    Are all user defined mappings saved with the user settings - or can they be saved to individual workspace settings - it could be useful to be able to allocated some extra buttons for use in some operations, for which there are separate workspaced defined - is this possible?

    I just tried changing button mapping in one workspace, but the button mapping changed in all my workspaces, so it seems like you can't have different button mapping in different workspaces.

    I'd suggest posting these requests in the feature requests forum.

    http://community.avid.com/forums/44.aspx

     

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 9:58 AM In reply to

    • knejmann
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    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    camoscato:
    I just tried changing button mapping in one workspace, but the button mapping changed in all my workspaces, so it seems like you can't have different button mapping in different workspaces.

    Have you tried to link the workspace to named settings?

    You can create different named versions of your Timeline settings and composer settings and link them to different workspaces: It's described here https://youtu.be/Zxn3uJT1uIc?t=354

     

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 6:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    knejmann:

    Have you tried to link the workspace to named settings?

    You can create different named versions of your Timeline settings and composer settings and link them to different workspaces

    Yes, I have workspaces set up with linked settings, but unfortunately the buttons in the timeline and composer windows do not change when the workspaces (and linked settings) change.

     

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 9:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    Did you know you can Expand that Tool Palette Menu to a gigantic size - a huge or oblong matrix of available icons, and load it with map-ables? It is a floating window of sorts so you can hide it behind other tools but it comes fully in front if you do much as touch any part of it that’s visible... then retreats behind when you touch something that was (mostly) in front.

    Use Save Current in your various workspaces and it survives if you switch projects, or power down. When I played with that years ago, that customized Fast Menu would disappear after power downs.

    I'm on pc v8.8.4

    Another thought is to manually switch customized User Profiles, if using existing Real Estate is a better  option for you.

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  • Sat, Dec 15 2018 7:30 AM In reply to

    • TrevorA
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    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    Blimey. First thing I do if I have to recreate settings is hide just about all of the GUI buttons. Folks work differently for sure.

    Definitely post feature requests but also consider using the keyboard (although I’m imagining you are a pen & tablet person, hence the buttons). I have most of my important ones loaded on left hand side of keyboard so that right hand is free for mouse.

     

  • Mon, Dec 17 2018 9:29 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    By pushing the SHIFT key You get access to an almost empty keyboard full of keys available to map to Your likings. Not exactly what You're asking for, but still a workaround to further customize Your keyboard.

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  • Tue, Dec 18 2018 3:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    camoscato:
    but unfortunately the buttons in the timeline and composer windows do not change when the workspaces (and linked settings) change.

    You can duplicate and create different Composer settings and link them by name as well, as far as I know

     

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  • Tue, Dec 18 2018 3:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Using Command palette to create and arrange buttons

    pixels.paradise:

    camoscato:
    but unfortunately the buttons in the timeline and composer windows do not change when the workspaces (and linked settings) change.

    You can duplicate and create different Composer settings and link them by name as well, as far as I know

     

    pixel

    Having tested this a little more, pixel is right. The buttons in the composer window change when you change composer window settings, but the buttons in the timeline window do not change from one set of settings to another.

     

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