- Activate “Select Track on Background Click” under Preferences/Editing.
- Activate Divide Track List in the arrange window
- Create a track in the upper track list, for instance a marker track.
- Create one or more tracks in the lower track list.
- Select the marker track
- Click in the background/arrange of the lower area to select a track in the lower track list.
The track in the lower track list will then be selected BUT the marker track will NOT be deselected which leaves both tracks selected. It is then very easy to make mistakes like deleting the marker track or coloring it when intending to do something to the other track.
Actually the exact same thing can happen even if “Select Track on Background Click” isn’t ticked. If you have the “Combine Selection Tools” option activated and you do the procedure above and click in the upper half of a track in the lower track list, meaning you are clicking with the range tool, which also selects the track = dual selection.
This works as specified.
To find out, if the upper or lower list is in focus, observe the border line, please. The full line is the one in the focus. The dotted line is not in the focus.
The border line is really of no help here. In this case the lower zone is (correctly) in focus, however the track in the upper zone is STILL selected as well. What is the logic in Cubase not deselecting the previous selection when you make a new selection?
- If I select a track in the lower zone by clicking it directly - the track in the upper zone IS deselected.
- If I select a track in the lower zone by clicking in the background - the track in the upper zone is NOT deselected. Result: unintentional dual selection just like if I had shift-clicked the track in the lower zone.
Inconsistent and illogical.
The logic is, you can have independent selection in the upper and lower divide track list. By the border line, you can find out, where the focus is.
The bug is that it’s inconsistent.
Why is the track in the upper track list deselected when you select a track by clicking directly on a track in the lower track list but NOT when selecting a track in the lower track list by clicking in the background?
Shouldn’t the track in the upper track list be left selected in both cases then?
It’s of course not a big deal but it’s definitely inconsistent “independent selection behaviour”.