I use the Zoom Tracks Exclusive (Z) command very often, and have come to rely on it to organize my transport. Frequently I’ll even use it twice in quick succession, with the intent of returning all lanes to an orderly and minimal amount of screen real estate.
One way Cubase currently subverts that intent however is that any lanes that are not currently visible will not be subject to this command. So once the user begins opening lanes, the newly visible lanes are often not in line with the user’s intended view.
This behavior is odd in that it often makes the view messier and more counter-intuitive. What can the user do from here?
They can re-select the desired focused lanes, and press Z again once or twice now; but this will respectively un-focus any currently focused lanes, or return the active lanes to the same minimal size, neither of which are usually intended or desired. So every action involving showing more lanes yields more time spent cleaning after Cubase’s lack of anticipating the user’s intent here.
All the available options to reorganize the view are tedious, time-consuming, and leave a lot of cognitive debt. I would like to be spending far less time in Cubase than I currently am just organizing the view in the transport, and fixing this behavior would go a long way toward this goal.