Approximately 20% of the time, when the MixConsole window is opened with F3, the horizontal zoom level is reset to maximum, showing only 2 or 3 huge channels.
Create an empty project.
Add a large number of tracks, say 70 audio tracks.
Press F3 then Shift+G to zoom all the way out so that the largest possible number of channels are shown in MixConsole.
Press F3 to close the MixConsole.
Select any track other than the currently selected one.
Press F3 to reopen the MixConsole.
Repeat from step 4.
At some point, at step 6, the MixConsole’s zoom level will change to maximum and show only a couple of channels. Sometimes it takes 10 attempts, sometimes 30. It seems random. But it has been a consistent issue for me for a month now.
IMHO this belongs more in a discussion about God than about software issues… I’m willing to try any steps necessary to reproduce what is obviously a bug hiding somewhere in a deterministic sequences of events, but I’ll be needing some guidance. Unless, of course, Steinberg wishes to declare this an unsolvable bug and leave it at that (which would be a big disappointment to say the least).
Some times the preferences get corrupted and this type of issues occur, deleting the preferences or starting in safe mode solves the issue. It was probably the defaults.xml file.
You can move it to the desktop and try again, if it solves the issue you have found a solution.
But Steinberg needs to start collecting crash data along with user preferences ( can be stored as a hash file) and research vigorously to find the causes to the cubase issues with corrupt ( or whatever) preferences.