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Offline aGIANTpupafish

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« on: November 07, 2007, 18:07:07 »
In the pattern menu, I think it would be helpful to be able to do a backwards paste. So one would do a normal copy and then Backwards paste would be available on the right click menu.

This, in my opinion, could be very useful for copying for example a long arpeggio, or if you have fluctuations in the reso of the filter.

what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 19:06:21 »
this would indeed save a lot of work in some cases...
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 21:07:21 »
I'm probably just stupid, but can anyone explain to me what a backwards paste is?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 21:57:15 »
i think backwards paste means you copy a piece of pattern data to the clipboard then click backwards paste and it will paste the pattern data in reverse order from where you select.
this is a pretty good idea, i think i'd use it fairly often. i sometimes like to think of modplugs various pattern modifying operations (copy, paste, cut, expand, contract, insert) as basic operations with which you can perform others. with backwards paste it's not necessarily vital but it is useful and it takes a very long time to recreate a pattern backwards using the normal operations available.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 06:20:05 »
an interesting idea, i probably wouldnt use it much, but interesting.  one thing tho, i think it should be 'reverse selection' instead- ie, it would be applied to a selected segment as the other modifiers are (transpose, expand/grow, amplify, change instrument).

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 15:53:26 »
As the context menu in the patterns is already pretty filled with useful stuff, i'd think about a sub menu for less used functions, f.e. a "Paste Special" menu for different paste functions.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 21:38:37 »
yes! good points both jojo and snu, i fully agree. i'm not sure modplug has enough functions for it to get too cluttered yet but there probably is some tidying and subdividing that could be done. i guess it depends on frequency of use where things should be placed. (although with shortcuts for everything then this shouldn't matter to a lot of people).
and yes, reverse selection would be more consistent and can be used in equivalent ways to a reverse paste anyway.

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 21:46:39 »
^^ good idea.  i never thought of that but it could make it much easier.

thanks for the input guys.  surely this wouldnt be too difficult to impliment?
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2007, 11:56:51 »
i'd also like to see this coming
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 21:39:55 »
I guess that the shortcut for that would be arcInsert (since Insert is paste) :lol: The idea sounds similar to something that I had mentioned called Invert Selection (or something to that effect). It is where you take a selection and it flips itself so that the bottom becomes the top and the top becomes the bottom.