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Square preset button feature request

Dec 01 2013 | 10:25 am

Please. It would be nice to have a choice of round or square that allows for uniformity in a UI. I happen to need square.

thanks, P

Dec 01 2013 | 12:09 pm

Could you DIY perhaps, with the ubutton object? The helpfile has some cool tricks

Dec 01 2013 | 12:13 pm

That is a great idea, thanks for pointing out. My main problem is that I have my preset objects tied to different pattrstorages in subpatches.

With all the tweaks available in other UI elements it would be nice to see some control over the shape of the buttons. As irrational as it sounds I prefer squares instead of circles.

best P

Dec 01 2013 | 2:44 pm

Not pear-shaped then?

(Sorry!! Could NOT resist)

Dec 01 2013 | 3:09 pm

I’m used to it :-)

Dec 01 2013 | 3:10 pm

There is purpose behind the name. Glad you got it!

Dec 02 2013 | 2:37 am

I like your suggestion but it’s really easy to make your own custom buttons using matrixctrl. Here’s an example with preset. The image used should be in your search path.. If you don’t see square buttons let me know.

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Dec 03 2013 | 7:22 am


Yes, thanks, I have used Matrixctrl a lot but it doesn’t provide the operating system niceties (copy, paste, renumber, insert, delete) of close ties with pattrstorage. Preset is pretty neet in controlling the pattr system so adding yet another GUI layer is cumbersome.

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