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  • Mon, Feb 15 2021 6:21 AM

    • VeronicaB
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    Sad [:(] Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Hey there,

     

    I have been trying to work this out for ages, and it's driving me crazy. 

    Does anyone know how to turn 'bin left lock' off. It is the little white margin marker on the left side of the bin (see attached screenshot) in Avid 2019 onwards, that freezes all the columns to the left when it is dragged to the right. I just want to disable the feature as I never use it, and it is usually more of a hinderance than a help.

    Has anyone else encountered this issue?

     

    Thanks in advance for any advise!


  • Wed, Mar 23 2022 6:00 PM In reply to

    • dortiz
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    We are trying to disable it as well - drives us crazy. Anyone figured out a way to turn off this feature / disable it?

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  • Mon, Mar 28 2022 7:39 AM In reply to

    • mattess
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Hi,

    the thing is more or less deactivated when you drag it to the far left.

    Unfortunately I can not deactivate it either.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 29 2022 3:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Man, I'm with you on this thing. I don't want to lose it, but the *** thing defaults right on the "Name" column slider for me, meaning I HAVE to move it out of the way before I can resize the column. Driving me NUTS.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 29 2022 4:38 PM In reply to

    • dortiz
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Unfortunatly, AVID has confirmed, as of right now there is no way to turn it off or disable it. They said they are going to put in a feature request for that as an option possiblly in a new release sometime down the road. We are stuck with it.

  • Tue, Mar 29 2022 6:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Not possible I'm afraid. Sorry! I just have it set after the name column, and it stays there. 

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  • Fri, Jul 21 2023 7:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    So it's 2023 and this hasn't been addressed yet? I'm running Avid 2022.7 and this is a total drag. Everytime you make a new bin you have to move this thing out of the way as it actively truncates the name column by default. I get that it might not be simple to code in a remove option in the bin settings but surely this thin could at least default to be out of the way?

  • Wed, Jul 26 2023 8:53 AM In reply to

    • Marty McLean
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Tell me about it man!

    I make over 80 bins per day. That is a LOT of moving the 'left lock' out of the way and hitting Cmd-T anytime you type somthing past the left lock or the coloum width. Even pulling a bin out of its container (to float it or move it to another container) resets the colum widths and moves the left lock to random places. It is UNACEPTABLE that Avid have still not yet fixed this issue.

    Overall I love the features added since 2019 - but our show is seriously considering rolling back to 2018. All because we can't turn off a feature that most people dont even know about, let alone use. 

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  • Tue, Nov 28 2023 10:49 PM In reply to

    • JCBond
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    I recently became aware of this thread and am a bit puzzled.

    Left Lock has been in Media Composer since 1997. It was there in all the 2018 versions of the software. When the UI was modernized in 2019, the feature had to be rewritten, so some behaviors may not be 100% the same as before.

     

    What is not working, and other than deactivating it, what can make this feature work better?

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  • Wed, Nov 29 2023 3:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    JCBond:

    I recently became aware of this thread and am a bit puzzled.

    Left Lock has been in Media Composer since 1997. It was there in all the 2018 versions of the software. When the UI was modernized in 2019, the feature had to be rewritten, so some behaviors may not be 100% the same as before.

     

    What is not working, and other than deactivating it, what can make this feature work better?

    My inquring mind wants to know the same JC.....

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  • Wed, Nov 29 2023 6:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    In the good old days the Column Split guide set at the top and didn't block resizing the Name column. You didn't have to move the Column Split to resize the name column. Now you do. Also, new Avid defaults the size of the name column with the Column Split guide as really small and useless. So every single time you make a new bin or open a bin you've never opened before, you have to grab the Column Split throw it off to the right and then grab the Name Column and drag it out larger. Doing this 100s of times a day is a massive waste of our time. Even worse was how 2022.7 wouldn't save column information so you had to do it every single time you opened a bin. *head explodes*

    At the very, very least, default the position of the Column split guide to the center of the bin or two-thirds on thr right side. Get off the left side of the bin.

     

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  • Sun, Dec 17 2023 4:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    +1

    It starts in a bad place.

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  • Mon, Dec 18 2023 11:39 PM In reply to

    • Editmvp
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    Re: Bin Left Lock - How to disable

    Yes, exactly! Wastes a lot of time having to drag that tiny little bar with every new bin.

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