From: Raine M. Ekman <raine@ik...> - 2012-02-03 10:56:32
(CC:ed lmms-devel, this question needs more opinions :)
Quoting Chrissy McManus <chrissy.mc.1@...>:
> Hi Raine nice work on the compact mode, i was hoping you might be able
> to code up another idea for lmms which i think would be cool.
> the ability to collapse the tracks to half their height, this could
> be achieved
> by having a button or arrow or perhaps even an option from the
> tracks drop down menu
> might be better.
> the idea would be that the user can still see all the track segments
> and sample track waveforms.
> *note the behaviour for stretching the tracks height is already
> there with shift + drag*
> thanks Mikobuntu ;)
I don't think this is the way to go. OK, half the space would be
saved, but I feel grouping many tracks into one would be more useful.
Think about how nice it would be to just collapse all your N+1
B&B-tracks (+ a few automation tracks) into the space of one and have
them out of the way. Of course the segments and waveforms should be
drawn inside of this container when feasible.
I'm speaking from the user side here, how it all would work in the
code is another question. This feature is probably something way more
complex than an afternoon hack to shave off a few pixels, which is
pretty much all my Qt experience so far...
Anyone else with thoughts on this?