I’m currently using Cubase 10 on a Mac. The one feature I miss the most from earlier versions is that I can no longer use the keyboard to navigate basic UI elements like checkboxes, text entry fields, dropdown menus, searching lists, etc. I also can’t use a program like UI Browser to identify these UI elements which would be incredibly helpful. I used to be able to accomplish pretty much any UI task via either typing or macros… But anything that’s been updated with the new Cubase 10 look for the most part is now only accessible via a combination of eyeball and mouse click.
For example, I’d LOVE to be able to use TAB to move between checkbox / menu / text fields in a set order, wherever they appear. Take for example the Export Audio Mixdown window. If I could once again navigate this entire window using the keyboard (like I could in 9.5) I would die from happiness. To be specific - I want to use tab to navigate to each checkbox, text field, dropdown, etc, and once there use Space or Enter to check or uncheck, or an arrow key to move the cursor through a list or bring down a drop-down menu. I’d also love to be able to type directly into the export selection list on the left side to move quickly to specific instruments/groups/whatever. This function is available already in the drop-down menu that lists recent export locations (you can type in a path and it will become selected in this dropdown), which is great. That’s the kind of function I want to have any time there is a list of any sort!
The Project Synchronization Setup > Destinations is another example that is particularly troubling because there isn’t even a search field… the only way to find the connection I want is to literally scroll through and read the list inside a fairly small frame. I don’t remember the Reading Rainbow episode about the joys of lengthy MTC destination lists.
Even something like Add Instrument Track could be made far more pleasant if I could just tab to the instrument list, type in the instrument name, hit enter, tab to the output list, type in my output name, hit enter, tab to the count, type in a number, hit enter, and enter again… I’ve come to expect this sort of behavior from pretty much all other software, and the idea of living without it in order to enjoy the other great things about Cubase constantly gnaws at the very essence of my soul.