So the edit menu would have copy at the top and paste at the end?
Really daft idea in my opinion.
Hierarchy is the way to organise things.
BUT what Steinberg did when they totally changed what was where and why (right click menu debacle) was equally daft and not at all thought through.
This change is why long time users struggle where to find things.
I tried reaper way back, didn’t warm up to it and never thought about the menus, but I never had issues with the previous menu system in Nuendo at all. I always found what I looked for in a effective and reasonable way. Now the limitations of the right click menu really negatively affects workflow.
Totally agree about the right click menu. Was way better before. Somebody in development decided to conform to their own personal preferences.
If you took a poll on this forum from experienced Nuendo users, it would be a landslide in favor of the previous, more complete right click menu.
Does anybody prefer the right click menu with half of the options removed?
Getting back OT, assuming the right click menu is never restored, the Audio menu at the top is getting really cumbersome. Lots and lots of entries there that seemed pretty haphazardly ordered to me. I might agree about alphabetizing the menus. It might be better.
And then we can start debating the naming of each function.
You’d have a long list of similar functions (add/delete/merge/ …) with all of the ADR functions on top and all of the zoom functions at the bottom.
Of should it be the other way around?
Track - add
Folder - add
… - add
But the again, all of the ADR functions would be on Top, all of the Zoom functions at the bottom.
This would also mean that renaming a function (for whatever reason) will screw up the “system” too.
The matter of fact is that we don’t like change.
And we don’t like it because we have a reference in our head where everything is to be found.
The moment something changes, it causes a short-circuit in our brain.
Alphabetical. It doesn’t matter because you will develop muscle memory anyway. Faster.
Alphabetical is designed for hundreds, thousands of items. Nuendo keeps growing.
The more items, the faster alphabetical becomes.
This is why I mentioned Reaper as an example: Menus are alphabetized, and you can reorder
and chose what your menus show. Perfect options.
Try making a dictionary Hierarchical, and not alphabetical. Too many items, too long to look for anything,
and even if we were to develop muscle memory in hundreds of items, we would still be way slower.
You would be forever stuck, getting nowhere.
I’ll need more coffee because I don’t give shortcuts to features I rarely use. But if the menus are alphabetically sorted, they will not be sorted the same way in English and French. And I use use Nuendo in both languages. It should be a nightmare when I need those features.
You could say something useful now and then.
A menu with 60 to 80 items, minimally divided in 2 o3 hierarchies alphabetical,
makes finding functions much faster, and muscle memory is allocated in a consistent manner.
Agreement or disagreement or constructive criticism are welcome.