It’s not at all obvious to me that dragging will allow copying settings. I’ve never done that so it literally never occurred to me. II do however completely agree that the names should remain. I think it’s totally unnecessary for them to disappear. Showing the track type symbol seems a bit redundant is we assume that a lot of people actually color-code their tracks one way or another. I personally have fader caps set according to channel type, and I also label channels according to function (lower caps = audio, all caps = groups/outputs, etc), so I have zero need for an automating icon appearing to tell me what type of track I’m looking at.
Actually, I think another way of looking at it is this: If I need to see what track type it is it’s probably fair to say that I don’t know what track it is either, whereas I probably name my tracks and know what that name means. So if I see my track and it says “dialog 1” then I know it’s an audio track. But if I see an audio track symbol I have no idea which track it is. So the previous behavior was more logical default in my opinion.
Here I disagree. I think there’s a problem. We need some access to some functions on those inserts, and we want the names. With the limited amount of space there is it’s a problem fitting both. Right now if I toggle to show both name and controls I hate how much space it takes up, so if I had to choose between either name only or switching to controls when I hover over it then I prefer the latter.