This is a refinement on a request I submitted a few months ago – I’ve come up with a much more specific statement of the feature improvement. This one would improve my workflow efficiency more than anything else I can imagine and it’s at the top of my wish-list.
The background is that when in the key or tempo editor, Cubase is sometimes tasked with determining a new range of data to display, such as when zooming in/out with a shortcut key. The resultant position is rarely what best serves the workflow demands.
When I am in the key editor (which I am about half the time I’m in Cubase), I am almost always interested in only manipulating the data to the right of the current song position. I spend a fair amount of time in the tempo editor as well, and there it’s not “almost always” but just “always”.
Yet when I zoom with a shortcut key, the current position always ends up in the dead center and I need to mouse down and scroll right to see more of the data I am interested in manipulating, that data being to the right of the current position. This is extremely frustrating and wastes a lot of time. Zooming is not the only case for which positioning could be improved. When position is reset after an auto-scroll, it is rarely the position that suits the editing situation.
I am suggesting an option that would bias the display placement so that we’d see ~80% of the data to the right of the current position any time Cubase must determine a new range of data to be displayed. In other words, the current position would be placed about 20% from the left margin of the editor view. When the option is enabled, it would govern the editor position any time Cubase needs to make a change in the range of data displayed, not just when zooming.
I’m not sure what to call the option - maybe “Right-hand Edit View Bias”, although there’s probably a better name.