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Offline Sam_Zen

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Note properties
« on: March 19, 2007, 04:16:26 »
I'm really mad at myself. After all those years of tracking, I discovered just a few days ago, and also just by accident, the popup-window with the Note Properties, activated by a double-click in a note-field of a pattern.
All those years of typing in codes, field by field, while this was available ...
Values can be set with a slider, which means one can see the Min and the Max, no matter which numerical system.
While exploring this, I tried if hitting Enter on the note-field was equivalent to double-click there. It wasn't.
But it caused a nice function : It is used to directly select the 'Main Instrument' of the Pattern Tab. Quite handy.

While still playing with Note Properties onscreen, I tried a keyboard-key to see if a sound came up. It didn't, but instead it appeared that the keyboard situation was changed in a very specific way. Instead of three rows of qwerty-kb to write the notes, suddenly only
keys present in an octave were valid. So A - G. If the note under cursor is an A, and one repeats pressing the 'a'-key, the whole
range of A-keys is passing by, all octaves, plus A# or flat. Quite efficient.
It would be nice to have a button or a shortcut in this pane, to playback the actual setting of the note.
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Note properties
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 08:32:13 »
Okay, so you've discovered something new... but what's your request?
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Re: Note properties
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 18:34:17 »
Quote from: "Sam_Zen"
It would be nice to have a button or a shortcut in this pane, to playback the actual setting of the note.

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Note properties
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 20:33:59 »
you can set the shortcut to this already.
keyboard config, pattern editor - general category, and all the way down near the bottom, 'show note properties'.
by default its set to 'application'? i have no idea what key that is...

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Note properties
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 21:53:44 »
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you can set the shortcut to this already.
keyboard config, pattern editor - general category, and all the way down near the bottom, 'show note properties'.
by default its set to 'application'? i have no idea what key that is...


Application is the windows key I think...
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Note properties
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 23:25:10 »
I can confirm this shortcut, but it's the objects-key in the middle between the windows key and Ctrl.
It's only valid in the pattern-field, somewhere else it performs normally as the equivalent of the right-click.

And my request is indeed :
It would be nice to have a 'play sound' function in the Note Properties pane, as already present in the sample and instrument tags, just to monitor how the particular settings of the note sounds.
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Flat Notes
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007, 16:06:35 »
What version of Modplug Tracker does Sam Zen have? I have used the program for quite some time, but I have never seen flats, only sharps.