There’s two ways to return to start of playback after stop.
1.) Having the preference enabled.
2.) Pressing stop twice (If the preference is disabled)
Every once and a while, I hear something that needs to be fixed in a project and sometimes it’s so important to get to it as fast as possible before you lose the auditory imagined fix in your head - press stop - DOH - ‘Return To Start On Stop’ was activated! Where was that! (20 minute 100 instrument composition)
Once back at the start, pressing stop AGAIN (2nd or 3rd time), would return the user back to where they stopped (the end of playback instead of the start of playback).
And until the user presses start again, they could taggle back and forth between start and end as needed. This could also be a useful editing utility potentially.
Does this happen to anyone else who uses the preference often? Or is it just me??
Improved Solution/Idea/FR taken from below post
Users could have two options * (in preferences), only one (or none) can be selected:
1.) StartStop (Spacebar default) Ignores ‘Return To Start On Stop’
This would then behave as Start / Pause
2.) Stop (NumPad0 default) Ignores ‘Return To Start On Stop’
This would behave as it normally does but never go back to start automatically, ie, press once to stop, press twice to stop and go back to start. (+ my idea, press again to go back to end, and vice versa)
I myself, would probably tick option 2, as I like my spacebar for fast action ‘Return To Start On Stop’ in many editing situations, and don’t mind reaching over to NumPad0 to stop in place.
But I still think my idea about being able to press Stop (NumPad0) multiple times to be able to toggle back and forth (after already having stopped playback) between where start and end of playback was… It could be useful in some editing situations, or sometimes, a client say “wait go back to that for a sec” after I’ve already returned to start.