Not sure about the solo editor behavior. You’re saying that, with multiple parts selected, you double click, the Key Editor shows the active part, plus the other parts greyed out, but still plays all of them when solo’ed? Pretty sure that’s not how it works for me. Can’t verify ATM.
Why not just open key editor without selecting other parts? That way, solo will work the way you want, and takes care of the second part of your question.
For now, get it setup so you can easily switch the active part. It might help you solve this.
From the manual:
"Key commands allow you to cycle between parts (making them active).
In the Key Commands dialog – Edit category, you will find two functions for this: “Activate Next Part” and “Activate Previous Part”. If you assign key commands to these, you can use them to cycle between parts in the editors. For further information, see “Setting up key commands” on page 712."
Ah ha! That shows how rarely I use this feature. This is one of those things where it makes sense either way–depending on your needs at the moment.
Perhaps they should make it a toggle or a preference…?
Do you guys find yourselves usingthat feature much? Having multiple parts open in key editor at once?
Like ordering Mcdonald’s, it always seems like a good idea at the time, but ends up messy. Then I stop using it.