You can remove it yourself with F2, but many of the rest of us are wondering why, seeing as Steinberg re-wrote it, it hasn’t been thought through or even properly tested. As for use cases, what if you want to have the transport controls closer to where you’re working onscreen, e.g. in the middle of screen as is possible with Reaper, or WaveLab?
PS I have little or no use for side-chaining, how about we remove that?
Putting the transport bar (F2) wherever you want in a useful way was the initial question!! The question is not about ‘use or removing’ it. it’s about usefulness. The transport bar as it is is useless because with all options enabled it won’t fit on one full HD screen. It becomes too wide and thus unworkable! The sole purpose of a floating transport panel is that it is/was easy to handle and it shows all options you’d like to add. The v9.5 was perfect in all respects because it had two lines that fit all the options within one screen. The v10 does not and is totally useless in that respect!
But suppose you would decide to press F2 and not use it? The Project Window Toolbar & lower transport bar don’t scale. So if you add more options than it can display within the length of one full HD screen they simply disappear! The only way to get them to appear is to uncheck other options!
So we’re left with a crippled ‘optional (F2)’ panel but also a ‘crippled’ fixed upper/lower bar because it won’t scale all the options you add!
And that really needs to be fixed ASAP!