One click Zoom in & out

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alpertt
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One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 am

Is there a way to assign single keys for zoom in and out?

I can do that with Keyboard maestro, but it is system wide. Anyone knows a way to do it inside Ableton?
(OS: El capitan, for 3rd party solutions..)

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:41 pm

alpertt wrote:Is there a way to assign single keys for zoom in and out?

I can do that with Keyboard maestro, but it is system wide. Anyone knows a way to do it inside Ableton?
(OS: El capitan, for 3rd party solutions..)

Zoom in what?
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:43 pm

In Live 10 you don’t need to hold shift anymore to zoom, you can just press + or -.

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:20 pm

Stromkraft wrote:Zoom in what?

audio
Tarekith wrote:In Live 10 you don’t need to hold shift anymore to zoom, you can just press + or -.
Thats good news Tarekith, thank you.
To be clear, i press (?) and (-) on MBP
And they are zoom in & out, right?

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:55 pm

It should be + and -, not ?.

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Tarekith wrote:In Live 10 you don’t need to hold shift anymore to zoom, you can just press + or -.
I'm only using the keys "+" and "-" to zoom audio OR MIDI in a clip, or horizontally on the timeline in Arrangement, already in Live 9. What is "shift" supposed to do here?
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:26 am

There is no one click "+" in MBP. At least in my language.
+ is "shift+4".
Left to "-", there is "*"

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:48 pm

alpertt wrote:There is no one click "+" in MBP. At least in my language.
+ is "shift+4".
Left to "-", there is "*"
That's true, but that's a physical limitation with your keyboard, not with Live. As this command is available in a menu and you're on the Mac you can change the shortcut in System Preferences.
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:28 pm

Stromkraft wrote:that's a physical limitation with your keyboard, not with Live. As this command is available in a menu and you're on the Mac you can change the shortcut in System Preferences.
You cant assign single key for a keyboard shortcut. It has to be "ctrl+..." or "cmd+..." etc
What i need is a single key for zoom actions.

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 pm

alpertt wrote:
Stromkraft wrote:that's a physical limitation with your keyboard, not with Live. As this command is available in a menu and you're on the Mac you can change the shortcut in System Preferences.
You cant assign single key for a keyboard shortcut. It has to be "ctrl+..." or "cmd+..." etc
What i need is a single key for zoom actions.
That's right, I forgot this detail.
Well, then you need to edit your keyboard file in macOS. There are tools for this. Specifically Ukelele Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor.
Or use something like keyboard maestro that can generate a longer command from a single key in one app only.

Or get an external keyboard like that I use.
Personally I zoom with PXT Live from my Push. If you got MFL Push-Arrangement also zooms I think.
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:29 am

Stromkraft wrote:then you need to edit your keyboard file in macOS. There are tools for this. Specifically Ukelele Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor.
Or use something like keyboard maestro that can generate a longer command from a single key in one app only.
Well, Keyboard Maestro (a very good app) lets you use single key but you cannot use that key to write then!
It makes system wide, not program spesific.
I think that ukulelele thing will result the same :(
Stromkraft wrote:Personally I zoom with PXT Live from my Push. If you got MFL Push-Arrangement also zooms I think.
Push doesnt have default zoom knob and need 3rd parties?!! 8O 8O
Ableton team underrate zoom function a lot!!

I dont have Push, i use APC40 mk1 as controller.

The goal was to use laptops keyboard without needing extra keyboard or controller. I'll continue using trackpad then.
I wish zoom was midi/key mappable..
Anyways thanks for responses.

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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 pm

alpertt wrote: It makes system wide, not program spesific.
I think that ukulelele thing will result the same :(
I'd think there an app for that: Keyboard Pilot ($2.99). Also you can switch keyboards with a shortcut in macOS.
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 am

Stromkraft wrote: Also you can switch keyboards with a shortcut in macOS.
When i first read this i thought "wow thats it! How couldnt i think about that."
But then i noticed, in all different languages (US, english, avusturalian..) + is not a single key!?
It is always a key combo :?
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by Stromkraft » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:09 pm

alpertt wrote:
Stromkraft wrote: Also you can switch keyboards with a shortcut in macOS.
When i first read this i thought "wow thats it! How couldnt i think about that."
But then i noticed, in all different languages (US, english, avusturalian..) + is not a single key!?
It is always a key combo :?
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Not if you use Ukulele first!
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Re: One click Zoom in & out

Post by alpertt » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:14 am

Stromkraft wrote:Not if you use Ukulele first!
Yess! Ukulele did the trick!!

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Thanks Stormkraft

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