I’m using the PLE to take care of some serious import template automation. Bad things happen if Lower Track List isn’t focused before the automation kicks in.
Is there command I can program into my macro that will reliably bring focus to the lower list before the macro proceeds?
What do you mean by “Lower Track List”
If it’s split, maybe you can use a (unique) name filter
That’s right. After you split your project window by clicking the “divide track list” in the Project window, you can choose to select the window focus on either the upper or the lower of the track lists.
“Select” commands issued by the PLE do not affect which of the two track lists is focused - that is to say, manually focusing on the upper track list then having PLE select tracks in the LOWER list DOES NOT bring focus to the lower track list. However, there are plenty of Cubase commands, functions, and macros that produce different results depending on which list is currently in focus.
Is that what you mean when you suggest using a unique name filter?
What I’ve seen is focus for the upper or lower list doesn’t work as I would expect. I haven’t really researched it much, and I don’t use that feature.
But I think that if your PLE has uses a Name filter, and the name is unique to a single object in the project, I think it might be able to select the correct one.