does anyone know if there’s a way of forcing the “Fill Loop” or “Duplicate” commands to make shared copies…these have the potential to swap enormous amounts of mouse-editing for neat key commands, but more often than not I want shared copies, not new hard copies when building arrangements.
Make first Shared Duplicate by mouse and Alt+Shift shortucut. Than you can just use Cmd/Vtrl+D shortcut, for Duplicate (menu Edit > Function > Duplicate). All these duplicated regions will be shared. Whne you make change in any region, all other changes too.
Ah yes - of course: that makes perfect sense!