Old 01-22-2019, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Midi editor awkward zooming

The present midi editor zooming with mousewheel is inconsistent with itself leading to some annoying behavior when zooming.

If you zoom anywhere where the viewport would not pass the left of the midi item you are editing it behaves as expected. The zoom centers around the mouse cursor.

However, if you would zoom to expose anything beyond the left of the current item, the viewport snaps to the left of the item, so you are no longer zooming on the mouse cursor.

It would be more consistent if we always zoomed toward the mouse cursor.

See me struggle to zoom centered on these left notes:
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:07 AM   #2
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theyll never fix the midieditor ... ive waited some years
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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My interest in generative music stems from my hope to never open the MIDI editor again.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:23 AM   #4
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I hope they will do fix the midi editor.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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It's the kind of thing which just feels horrible to use but you can't quite put your finger on why.

I've just realised, too, that if it's a looped item with some of a repetition showing, it actually zooms fine on the left until you reach a low enough zoom level! >_>
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:56 AM   #6
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Yeah, unfortunately, I have seen this behavior with other DAWs as well.
Not sure why this behavior is regarded as meaningful.
I fully agree, the zoom center should never move away from the mouse/play cursor and always be kept in focus.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:37 AM   #7
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Surely there is a way around this?

All I want is the midi editor zoom to work like the audio window?
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:09 AM   #8
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you can see me struggling with zoom in my most recent gif in the latest pre thread.

my workaround has been to use actions to make the editor zoom to item bounds when opening the item
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:43 AM   #9
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There are also problems with the notation editor:

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread....28#post2149428
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread....06#post2135506
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:59 AM   #10
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also relevant: there's a problem zooming when the midi editor is "synced to arrange view"

https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=222938
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