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When I open a project with multiple VST plugins, even though I saved with them minimized, I have to minimize all the plugins again when I open the project. I can't seem to find a key stroke that will minimize 10 to 20 vst instruments at once.

Any help would be appreciated it as I find it annoying to continual minimize or close all vst plugins used in project.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Warren

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I don't recogn' I've ever had multiple plug in windows active simultaneously while minimized.  It's quite difficult to locate minimized windows (imo) when working.

Are you familiar with the "Recycle Plug In" option in the Preference>VST setting?  This will use the same recurring plug in window if you only need to work with one plug in at a time, meaning it allows for only one instance of a plug ins window to be opened, but will change out for whichever plug in you chose to work with.  It's pretty great for quickly moving through plug ins without the need for minimizing or exiting out.


So, in most cases working through plug in interfaces, I use multiple opened plugin windows only to compare settings when utilizing a dual mono/stereo process method (I probably made it up and is a waste of time?...) using channel strip emulators but gladly rid of them once set..... I love the feeling of moving on to the next situation!  

Needing access to the plugin interface is instant when launching it by clicking the plug in, wherever it is inserted.  This method should also improve performance unless you are on an older machine using new 3rd party plug ins that take time to reveal themselves (I have an older laptop for useless conveniences that takes 30-45 secs to load the Waves SC Omni Channel...I should probably use your method of just minimizing its window lol)

....I'm a bit verbose, yet I do not know why.

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On 12/6/2020 at 9:36 PM, Nigel Mackay said:

Don't minimise, close them.
Once you have set them they way you want you don't need to see them.

That solved problem. Closed All, then saved project, reopened, and non were there. Could just click on one I needed.

Thanks.

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On 12/6/2020 at 10:31 PM, Clovis Ramsay said:

I don't recogn' I've ever had multiple plug in windows active simultaneously while minimized.  It's quite difficult to locate minimized windows (imo) when working.

Are you familiar with the "Recycle Plug In" option in the Preference>VST setting?  This will use the same recurring plug in window if you only need to work with one plug in at a time, meaning it allows for only one instance of a plug ins window to be opened, but will change out for whichever plug in you chose to work with.  It's pretty great for quickly moving through plug ins without the need for minimizing or exiting out.


So, in most cases working through plug in interfaces, I use multiple opened plugin windows only to compare settings when utilizing a dual mono/stereo process method (I probably made it up and is a waste of time?...) using channel strip emulators but gladly rid of them once set..... I love the feeling of moving on to the next situation!  

Needing access to the plugin interface is instant when launching it by clicking the plug in, wherever it is inserted.  This method should also improve performance unless you are on an older machine using new 3rd party plug ins that take time to reveal themselves (I have an older laptop for useless conveniences that takes 30-45 secs to load the Waves SC Omni Channel...I should probably use your method of just minimizing its window lol)

....I'm a bit verbose, yet I do not know why.

I wasn't familiar with that setting. I might try that even though, closing them all as suggested by Nigel in his response, solved my original problem.

Thank you for the tip on Recycle, I will also try that when I'm working.

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On 12/6/2020 at 10:31 PM, Clovis Ramsay said:

I don't recogn' I've ever had multiple plug in windows active simultaneously while minimized.  It's quite difficult to locate minimized windows (imo) when working.

Are you familiar with the "Recycle Plug In" option in the Preference>VST setting?  This will use the same recurring plug in window if you only need to work with one plug in at a time, meaning it allows for only one instance of a plug ins window to be opened, but will change out for whichever plug in you chose to work with.  It's pretty great for quickly moving through plug ins without the need for minimizing or exiting out.


So, in most cases working through plug in interfaces, I use multiple opened plugin windows only to compare settings when utilizing a dual mono/stereo process method (I probably made it up and is a waste of time?...) using channel strip emulators but gladly rid of them once set..... I love the feeling of moving on to the next situation!  

Needing access to the plugin interface is instant when launching it by clicking the plug in, wherever it is inserted.  This method should also improve performance unless you are on an older machine using new 3rd party plug ins that take time to reveal themselves (I have an older laptop for useless conveniences that takes 30-45 secs to load the Waves SC Omni Channel...I should probably use your method of just minimizing its window lol)

....I'm a bit verbose, yet I do not know why.

That worked great, but do you have to always go back to preferences when you want to open more than one plugin?

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