Sometimes I have a specific automation-tracks open across multiple tracks, say, to tweak a combination settings (Volume, Send 1, Send 2, Pan), but across multiple audio tracks/instruments/channels, quickly skimming between them all making tweaks. Furthermore, many of these tracks also contain used automation that is hidden that I wouldn’t want to make visible by using the ‘show all automation’ shortcut key.
Sometimes, within this scenario, I want to minimize all the automation I’m working on either to get an uncluttered view of the project, or to make unrelated edits/tweaks but I would want to quickly return to the last combination of open automation tracks I had. A simple toggle would make things a lot quicker then current solutions… It would consolidate about 3 or 4 time consuming steps/many clicks, into a single keystroke.
With the above suggestion, if it were implemented, a problem with it might be (or maybe a separate feature needed to solve), is someone might want to retain their current open automation configuration but close it all to do other work. If they use this toggle hotkey, and close all the current visible/open automation tracks, but then open a new automation track it would essentially erase the previous toggle memory.
So either the hotkey above would work as such and users would have to be mindful, or the toggle is in fact a held memory snapshot that once toggled as “hide” it saves that hidden memory until toggle back to show regardless of what other unrelated automation tracks have been opened. (This itself could be a box toggle feature in preferences, with its own hotkey)
Or much like the channel/track visibility configure feature, you could have one in the automation panel.