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Patching a big show. Had a few thoughts:

1. A faster way to scroll across the universe tabs at the top. Maybe something like the little white bar right above the cue's when you are editing a cue-list. It just takes a while to scroll left right if you have to go a little way.

2. A faster way to find fixtures address and universe. So if i have a fixture in the fixture chooser, i wish if i hovered over it it would also tell me the universe and DMX address, or even a way to right click on it and get information on the fixture including universe and address.. It is really annoying to select a universe and then have to go through all the tabs to find the fixture to get it's patch or modify it. (I know i can go to table view and scroll down to the fixture number as well, but that is also not a super fast way)

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I have suggested something like a dropdown menu with al fixture infos ,with a right click.


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Added as enhancement #6222 - Add current patch location to hover text for fixtures in chooser.

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Realy Nice ! :P


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That is awesome. Thank you!!

Any thoughts on tab scrolling in the patch window?

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I should point out that when I say added as enhancement, I mean to the list. It is not implemented yet.

Jared, I have one better for you. In your patch window, bottom right pane select the DMX universe field and type the universe you want to jump to.

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:cry: But I hope we can have it ASAP :P


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peterr wrote:
Jared, I have one better for you. In your patch window, bottom right pane select the DMX universe field and type the universe you want to jump to.
That is a good feature, i didn't know that, thank you!! That will help a ton. I am just thinking about convenience and being intuitive. It would be nice to be able to scroll left and right on the tabs faster. I am just looking for a left-right scroll bar for the patch window. As shows get bigger and bigger, i think there will be more need for something like this. :)

And i can't wait for the hover text to include DMX info, thank you!

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jroman wrote:
or even just look at universe 43 for something

That's what I mean by simply typing in a universe number in that field will jump to that universe tab, you don't actually have to patch a fixture for that to happen. I realise this doesn't help with the drag and drop, but perhaps you could temporarily put them in the pool, change universe and then drag them to the desired start address.

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Peter, i think i edited while you responded.. please see my previous post.

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Ah so you did! I will add your suggestion about scrolling to the list, but to be honest it probably won't happen until we next revamp the GUI.

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peterr wrote:
Added as enhancement #6222 - Add current patch location to hover text for fixtures in chooser.


Just wondering how far down this is on the list. This is still one of the little things i whisper under my breath at least once a week wishing I could quickly get the Universe and DMX address for a fixture from the fixture chooser. Either the hover window, or from the right click menu / Fixture info. At 03:00 in the morning when you are troubleshooting a fixture, having to go digging through the patch window to verify its universe / address is a pain.

Thanks!

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jroman wrote:
Just wondering how far down this is on the list.


It will be possible in the next major release to select a fixture in the chooser, press a key and have it jump to that fixture/universe tab in the patch window.

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peterr wrote:
It will be possible in the next major release to select a fixture in the chooser, press a key and have it jump to that fixture/universe tab in the patch window.

Fantastic! thanks.

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And whilst on the subject of enhancing the patch window:

I still would appreciate a highlight function for DMX channels as in for example a red box that can be moved to/scrolled through DMX channels to search conventional lamps without having to patch a dimmer (and to quickly scroll through DMX channels without the use of the mouse - or is there a workaround?)


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