Global Workspaces forget Zoom & Position setting (How to)

Hi,
From Cubase 9 Steinberg change workspaces to remember zoom and position. I manage to solve that by import global workspaces (and also project workspaces) from 8.5.

Scenario: You work on drums on small section in arrangement and let say you have “Drums and few plugins workspace” you zoomed and positioned to that desired section you working on and when you engage mentioned workspace (or any other) it focus you on zoom and position where you added that WS, and suddenly you find yourself scrolling and zooming to section you worked again and again.

For me in 90% cases its completely illogical WS to remember zoom and pos where your workspace is focused on mixer or 1 or 2 plugins and especially editing. What are your thoughts on this?

So till Steinberg makes option to workspace remembers or forget zoom for certain workspaces here is workaround:

  1. Open in text editor Windows Layouts.xml from Steinberg\Cubase 10.5_64\Presets
  2. Find name of your global workspace (Grada Default in this example)
  3. Scroll down and locate “PArrangeWindow” (depends of workspace sometimes you have to scroll a bit more)
  4. Below PArrangeWindow you will find “AttrDefaultVersion” value="1"
  5. Change value of “AttrDefaultVersion” from “1” to "0"

Here is screenshot:

Note: This works only on global workspaces, for Project workspaces i tried to xml/hex edit and I found similar line but without luck :frowning:
Maybe someone who is more experience with xml can manage to get project workspaces forget zoom and position?

Hope you find this handy :slight_smile:

Cheers

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Hey Grada

It’s almost a year later and I have just found this post and yes, it was very handy - many thanks!!

U welcome, i really hope Steinberg wont screw this in future updates like they did with sample replacement via mediabay causing me to stay on 10.5.12… Well probably forever.

awesome trick ! I really needed this.
Many thanks

Cheers
Floris

Great Stuff!
Is the xml fix working with the newer version´s workspaces or I must tweak an C8 workspace (I don´t have it installed)

You have to do this on every workspace you set (or update) :slight_smile:

WHAHAA!!! This still works in CB11 :slight_smile:

big thanks for this!

all we need now is an XML that prevents CB from setting this to “1” with every workspace update hehe

Yes I still use this. Lately Steinberg keeps removing things without notifying nor documenting with each update. Always scared when install new version, hope they won’t remove this workaround if they not plan to implement it better. :roll_eyes:

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Can confirm this works in Nuendo 11 as well, thank you!

This is a “feature” that makes absolutely no sense in Global Workspaces, if all projects are not the exact same length/same amount of channels. Which they never are. I’d say 99% of cases, this function has no purpose, and is just annoying.

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