I don’t know if this has been covered already but just a small nuisance since I’ve been using the C6 demo.
This happens in projects that exceed the project window view, meaning I need to scroll down to see all the audio/midi/vsti/group/fx tracks. I typically put all my audio and midi tracks above the VSTi Channels. Okay, have a track selected (just pick the first one all the way at the top) and then scroll down to the VSTi Channels folded tracks and open it (hit the folder to expand it.) The project window jumps up the track selected all the way to the top. Why? I want to see the channel I just touch not that old track I have forgotten about by now! Added scrolling and mouse/pad clicks to get what you want. Should be fixed! Hopefully I explained this well enough… Stuff is tough sometimes.
I really love C6 and WILL be upgrading from version 5 when my demo expires, but I’d really like to see this fixed.
Though indeed I’d like, as Funkydrummer put it, that the behaviour is looked at as TWO separate items.
Basically, experiment with the preferences - but what I’ve learned is to select the folder track FIRST, then unfold it… clicking on just the folder icon (as we’ve been used to doing for like, forever…!) gives the result you, I and others are pretty frustrated about…
There is no practical benefit, in scrolling the arrange view to a “random” track, when you expand a folder!
Keep the view still !
Disoriented, and pissed off, I then have to find my way back to the original location, through all the other tracks, lanes, and automation Big time waster and very frustrating! And it happens every time I expand any folder, in a large arrangement:(
I think that that when you expand the folder, cubase should keep the arrange view static, in the same position (ie not scroll to the bottom)
(There are some options in Prefs about view linking, but these link the arrange and mixer windows, and then, only when you explicitly click on a track.)
So we may need an extra item in prefs: "Always scroll view to currently selected track? "
It serves no useful purpose whatsoever, and (worse) causes work flow problems and much tearing of hair.
Basically what is happening is that when you fold up a selected volume (or pan or whatever) track, cubase forgets that that track is selected and looks to select the first track it can find, namely the top track in the arrange window. All you need to do is to let cubase be able to remember that folded tracks are selected.
PS. this is also a problem if you have the automatic record enable feature on, because it also enables record on the top track, so you can end up recording on two tracks by mistake without realising it.
This is quite a serious bug. Helge/Chris without wishing to be disrespectful I think this illustrates my often repeated point about the bug list that Steinberg has. I’d like you to raise this with management of you can. This bug was reported very early on in 5’s progress, possibly earlier. So if Steinberg really do have a ‘secret’ internal buglist, was this on it? and if not why not? and if it was, why wasn’t it sorted?
I think as Steiny now have a much more open positive attitude, it would be nice to make a public buglist so that customers can see if EVERY bug they have reported has being addressed properly. O.K. this might scare off some customers, but this forum is for loyal people who’ve bought the software already, and believe me if Steiny removed EVERY bug that was reported, Cubase would have NO BUGS, and would blow the competition away as it has very cooler features than the rest. Steiny would gain more customers than it would loose for sure… Stability is the main reason people are put off cubase…
The fact that the buglist isn’t public I’m afraid means that Steiny are missing important bugs, because they can’t read every post in the forum. If the list was public (An open sticky with one post per bug) Op’s could point out to Steiny if their bug has been missed, thus 'tightening ‘the net’.