Old 05-14-2015, 02:31 AM   #1
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Dear Reapers,

I notice a lot of actions in the Action List named: "set default mouse modifier for ..."

I really have no clue what these actions mean / can do / work.

I am very curious, someone willing to explain ?

Thanx in advance !
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:56 AM   #2
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When you open the mouse modifiers, you'll see each context and all the modifiers set for them listed in there. In every context there is a default action and that is what these Set default mouse modifier action for actions will change.

I'll give you an example of how I use them. In MIDI piano roll left drag context, the default action is Insert note, drag to extend or change pitch. That is fine for many uses, but let's say I want to draw a straight continuous line of notes. I could use another modifier key to do that, but sometimes I may want to just draw with left drag. By changing the MIDI piano roll left drag default action to Paint a straight line of notes, I can do that. Having a few different Set default mouse modifier actions on the toolbar, I can just click them to change between different behaviors.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:27 AM   #3
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Oooooh, so cool !!

Thank you very much for the clear explanation, i fully understand now and can see a lot of benefits :0)
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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That's something I wondered for quite some time too but never bothered to ask (or look up in the user guide ahem).

So thanks also xpander for the explaination and example, useful indeed.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:10 AM   #5
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You're welcome. Yep, these are handy for temporary default behavior changes done quickly, without going to preferences to edit the mouse modifiers.
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