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Excessive scrolling to select/delete Sends

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A request for improved productivity.  

Use Case: Mixing; excessive scrolling to display+select || delete a Send

1. Relocate the audio I/F I/O listings to the end of the display. They are currently the first entry in the display which in my case is 31 entries and takes up more than half the vertical real estate. Excessive scrolling is required to display a Bus/Aux or S/C of interest.  

IME, audio I/F I/O is more of a one time setup activity and easily managed with the "[+] Track" feature and project templates. Send, Bus and S/C assignments log considerably higher activity. It would be nice to do so without having to wade through a long list of Audio I/F I/O. 

2. Relocate "Delete Send" to the top the Send list (i.e same as FX Bin). An alternative to excessive scrolling has been suggested but it's more work/defocus than desirable imho;
a. Left click "Send"
b. Move mouse to highlight "--- none ---"
c. Press the Up Arrow key (sends focus to the *last* entry which is "Delete Send")
d. Press "Enter" key

3. I'm also seeing a focus issue between the Send and FX Bin which causes the Inspector display to "jump" when trying to select an FX or Send. The scenario is a Send bin with 1X send selected and a second empty Send slot displayed in the Inspector. 
> Left Click on [+] Send (actually anywhere in the Send bin) 
   - The display "jumps", hiding the empty Send slot and leaves the mouse pointer positioned over the FX bin. 
   - To complete the intended activity, you have to reposition the mouse pointer and reselect Send [+]. 
> Clicking anywhere in the FX Bin will cause the Send to expand and show the empty slot again. 
> Once this state is active, it is consistently repeatable (and annoying). 

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I'd go along with this to some extent, but I'd suggest that simply(!) having an extra layer of menu would suffice:

Physical

Busses

Sidechain

Then have the existing 4 "New" at the bottom as per now.

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5 hours ago, Kevin Perry said:

an extra layer of menu would suffice

Would be totally fine with (and prefer) that.

Made a completely unfounded assumption of a greater coding effort as the Inspector appears to be a custom implementation vs standard menu bar functionality. (It would be easier to reorder what's already there.) 

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I don't know - I just think a reordered (not hierarchical) menu would still be annoyingly long and annoy different people!

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Posted (edited)

+1

Any real-word mix has a lot of sends and the current way of selecting them when they're more than a few is very inefficient. Reorganizing a bit would definitely be a major improvement.

Edited by Cristiano Sadun

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