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irritating patch cords discussin…

May 10 2010 | 3:04 pm

hi, i realise this topic must be infuriating for the wonderful cycling74 people but…

.. i cannot believe anyone else hasn’t mentioned it since 5.1.4 came out:

WHY have you ditched the brilliant blue circles so soon after introducing them?! the blue circles were SO SO good, people who did not like them were crazy.

genuine issues:

1– not important but notable: the diamonds and blue haze are ugly – i feel like i’m working in cubase on an atari in the 1990’s.

2– more notable: the garish blue fuzzyness around selected cords now actually gets in the way in complex patches. and i am SO aware of patch cords these days, whereas the black highlight + blue circles appearing when i needed them too were wonderfully ‘in the background’ of work flow.

3– genuine worse performance issue: with the blue circle scenario i could hover, one-click-drag to move a cord – excellent. with the new yucky system i have to click once to select, then move my mouse to the green / red diamond, then click and drag to a new place – a completely irritating and worse work flow.

there are more issues, i will not bore you all…

could we not get the cool blue circles back? / have ability to choose between methods in prefs? apologies for the rant, i am trying to be cool.

my two cents, as they say.

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