Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

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Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by Badger123 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:21 am

Hi

Technical question

I'd love a reliable keyboard shortcut for "Activate/Deactivate Clip" but it only works if I do another shortcut in the edit menu just prior. Or sometimes it works without this but only intermittantly. Maybe it's something to do with the actual shortcut displayed in the menu as being "Activate clips(s)" or "Deactivate Clips(s)" which are the ones that work if itemized in the System Preference keyboard shortcuts. Is this an OS bug or a Live bug?

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by buzby » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:30 am

right click on the clip - somewhere in the menu is deactivate clip
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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by Jan Holm » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:40 am

+1

And while we're at it please call it "Mute" and
assign "m" to it. But pleeaaase let us have custom
keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by Badger123 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:41 am

Mute and unmute is a frequently used function. I have tried to get a shortcut to work via the apple prefs but it's flakey because the menu item changes it's name depending on the state of the highlighted clip. Anyone got this to work? I know about the right click option but it's clumsy.

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by barbarism » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:19 pm

There is no keyboard shortcut? I was just about to ask the same question. You've got to be kidding. The arrangement setup really needs an overhaul. Keyboard shortcuts for common editing tasks!

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by posssu » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:41 pm

+1

I also tried to set it up in the OSX system preferences, but it was unreliable. I wish they added this.
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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by fisto » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:50 pm

Well, it's a shame that you can't edit shortcuts. However, there is a workaround for this:
i've done it with autohotkey. When i press shift+D on my computerkeyboard, the mouse moves to the deactivate button, makes a click, and moves back to he middle of the screen. I've also done this with the envelope-window. It works really great. On mac you can useosculator to achieve this.
So basically you can program whatever shortcuts you want. I've also added a faster shortcut for showing the browser and the clip-window, i/o, returns/sends. Makes working really faster.
Still, abes should implement a shortcut-edit function in an live 8 update, not live 9!
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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by 3dot... » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:22 am

if you want to deactivate a clip..
map to the clips' power button..(downstairs ..in the 'detail view')
mind you ..it'll work only for the currently selected clip
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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by chrk » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:26 am

3dot... wrote:map to the clips' power button..(downstairs ..in the 'detail view')
Ever tried that?

Does not seem to be accessible to neither key map nor midi map. It istn't higlighted and clicking on it doesn't add a line into the mapping editor.

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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by 3dot... » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:14 pm

hmm ..you are correct..
I somehow mistakenly remembered it to work
sorry for the disinformation ..
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Re: Shortcut for Activate/Deactivate clip(s)

Post by anybody human » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:12 pm

Good shout.

OT I'd really like to have a shortcut for the headphone/listen button in the midi piano roll editor. Maddening having to turn that thing on and off w/o a shortkey. I've always thought it strange that there isn't one already, seems so obvious. Anyhoo...

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