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  • Sat, Mar 2 2019 9:29 PM

    • Westcity
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    require clicking twice before renaming clip and seq names

    When you put the cursor on a clip name, it should require two clicks to rename it - like every other app I can think of.  At least give us the option to require that!

    How many times have we clicked into a bin, then gone to do another task and found that a clip name got renamed/overwritten by accident, and there's no going back to restore it.  Especially easy if you name/rename a clip, hit return instinctively, go on to do do something else and find that the cursor moved down to the next clip in the bin and the name is gone. 

    It seems like whatever benefit there is for not needing to click twice to rename a clip is far outweighed by the times it happens unintentionally.  How hard would it be to offer the choice of a default that requires two clicks?

     

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  • Sun, Mar 3 2019 11:15 AM In reply to

    Re: require clicking twice before renaming clip and seq names

    But that wastes an additional click. At OS level we don't often have to rename files so its no biggee but its a common function in MC.

    The trick is to click the icon and not the clip name. Click the icon for the clip and its selected. Click the name and you are telling MC you want to rename it.

    It gives you a clue as you get an arrow when hovering over the clip icon and an I text insertion bar if you hover over the clip text.

     

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  • Thu, Mar 7 2019 2:08 AM In reply to

    • HamNCheese
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    Re: require clicking twice before renaming clip and seq names

    Agreed.

    And even worse, there  is no Undo!  Renaming a clip should be part of the Undo chain.

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