Well, I guess when I perform live, I like so see the levels of all of my tracks, especially my guitarist in my duo whose volume can vary a bit. I use three different midi controllers live, so for me the mouse is just one of MANY controls I'm constantly monkeying with. Rarely is one hand idle, so when I'm mousing over to select a new preset in an effect, I may be twiddling with send knobs on various tracks, volume sliders on others, or pans on other tracks, or messing with the crossfade buttons and crossfader. My live session set has 13 tracks, I don't even have the browser shown to conserve screen space, so all of these functions(sends, pans, volume sliders, crossfade buttons) on some tracks would be obscured by something like your screenshot. Yes, the old way we all want back is a "pop up" or whatever you want to call it, but it is minimal in width and height in order to preserve the ability to see most of the interface, rather than obscuring sends, pans, routing, and sliders on the all of the tracks on the right half of the screen. I still think my idea of being able to drag a preset folder from the new 5 browser into the preset name box (if they bring it back) on the effect would be a sweet way of intrgrating the new and old methods. Then I could have every effect and instrument in my set have a minimal tailor-made set of presets, such that the old-style "pop-up" would be limited to the presets in the folder I drag and drop from the browser. I.e. my snare track's chorus effect would have only a handful of presets I use for the snare, not all the presets ever for the chorus (as in versions 2-4), or the multiple pop-ups of your screenshot. Clearly we work in different ways, and have different opinions of how the interface should work. But again, I'm realistic about how ableton designs their software, and I guarantee your screenshot's way of working with presets will never be implemented.melocoton wrote: I don't understand why you keep talking about clutter. If you're opening up a menu to select a new preset, that's really all you can do at that moment. It's not like you can select a new preset while simultaneously firing off a new clip or something. Your mouse can only be in one place at a time. So while you're selecting a preset, sure the menu covers things up but that's OK because it's all you're looking at! And then when you click on the preset you want it goes away like magic!
Um, yeah. You mean like the old preset menu (popup) that you want back? That comes out of thin air and covers up part of the screen too does it not?