Should Cubase ditch MDI for a cleaner window layout?
- Keep the current single MDI (Multiple Document Interface) where windows cannot be detached from the main window and repositioned independently and maximixed on separate monitors
- Allow users to detach windows and position them where they want and maximize them on separate monitors, keeping floating dialogs like plug-ins that can also be moved anywhere.
Rephrasing the poll. Cubase is currently a one window host. (if any doubt, the best host around, minus this quirk)
You cannot maximize Cubase across monitors. Period. Other DAWs can do this because the windows can be detached and become a separate window from the main host that you can place on any monitor you wish. All while having the ability to float dialogs such as plug-ins that can be moved anywhere on any monitor.
With Cubase you have to stretch the parent window out across all monitors and manually position every child window carefully and never maximize anything or it will mess up your layout.
There is no downside to being able to completely detach a window and maximize it on a monitor. It detracts nothing from Cubase.
So much for an unbiased rant, but I just don’t understand the opposition to this.