This can help you get better experience with Cubase PRO 8 problems like, you can’t reach to desktop, problems that child windows fall behind editors etc. on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Follow my instructions! You only need to setup this once.
- After you have launched Cubase PRO 8 you will see the main file-menu in top of the screen with “File”, “Edit”, “Project”, “Audio” and so on…
You also see an empty “grey area” as a background in full window Cubase PRO 8 mode.
- Now press ------> the left button beside the “close X”-button that called “restore down”-button. You find it in “top left” -side of your screen.
When you pressed the button once you will notice the empty “grey area” disappears and you will now see your windows desktop instead.
Great! Now you are done and all set!
I would recommend you all to use Cubase PRO 8 in that mode always instead of start in full Maximized view -“grey empty area” .
Don’t worry the project itself that you load can or will always be in full maximized mode as normal. Other windows placement areas in the “project” on example mix console on second, third monitor etc. can be setup freely of own liking. 100% flexibility of own liking. You have now the option to use any “windows”, big , small, maximized or whatever suits your needs.
So why use it that way? What is the benefits?
You can continue use your taskbar in “auto hide”-task bar mode in windows. It doesn’t interfere with Cubase PRO 8 anymore.
You can easily minimized down your Cubase project you working on and still reach your desktop or the taskbar even in “auto hide mode”. Sometimes you might want to start another applications in your system. Applications like the web browser, Wavelab even if you still working in Cubase PRO 8 etc.
Any child windows from example Kontakt 5, Omnisphere or other applications that need the functionality to be able to open up an extra windows dialog ontop of its own GUI, never disappears behind the GUI interface itself.
This is major benefit because many user have problems with that. Problem solved!
Now any child window always open up “on top” never behind of example Kontakt 5 GUI. This child windows happens example if you want to save a VST instrument setting or patch etc…
4. You can anytime reach your taskbars icons like you did previously working with Cubase. Example your audio interface control panels etc. Just minimize the project window you working on and now you can reach all the taskbar icons.
I’m sure you all will find even more benefits! So take my advice and setup Cubase PRO 8 as I recommend you to do.
I hope you like it and solved some of your problems.