This behaviour has been around for decades. It affects a few windows in Cubase, many places where you find ‘little black save boxes’.
Take for example, the VST Connections panel, or the Preferences Panel.
Lets say you create a preset and call it ‘my pref’ and save it. You then save either a template, or the project.
In both cases your settings load correctly, but when you look at the panel to find the words ‘my prefs’ (in the little black box), they are not there, there is nothing to tell you that you are now using ‘my pref’ instead of any other settings.
If you have two settings ‘pref 1’ and ‘pref 2’ you wont be able to tell which one you are using.
It seems to me that upon reopening your project, it should tell you.
Worse still, lets say you made some further changes to your preference file. When you go to save it, you can’t see the name before, you type “My prefs”. This time you don’t realise, that you used all lower cases last time. When you look into the drop down box, on a future occasion to get back your preferences, you can see the first ‘my prefs’ file, but you don’t get to see ‘My prefs’ so the second save was useless.
The whole thing needs tidying up and it needs to have a transparent selectable list you can actually see. This effects not just preferences but also VST connections and anywhere you save in these boxes.
If you go to the key editor and down to the bottom LH corner to the tiny folder icon “Controller Lane Set Up|”, the behaviour of this list would be a suitable solution. Code is ready made!
If you go to
It’s a small bug, but it does blindside the users