Track Bars' Popup Menus

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If a sequence has more than one track, the Sequence Editor displays a track bar at the top of each.  Right-clicking on a track bar opens up a popup menu containing various functions related to the track.  These include:

 

Change Track Name
Move Track Up
Move Track Down
Insert Track Above
Insert Track Below
Duplicate Track
Change Total Time
Delete Track
Lock or Unlock Channels
Hide or Show Track

 

TrackBarPopup

The track bar popup menu

 

Change Track Name

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to change the name of the track, or assign a name if the track does not already have one.  If a track is given a name, it will be displayed on that track's track bar (among other places).

 

This is equivalent to "Change Track Name" on the Edit menu.

 

Move Track Up

 

This item on the track bar popup menu will move the track up a single slot in the sequence.

 

Note that this will cause the label on the track's track bar to change - for example, if track 3 is moved up, it will become track 2, and what had been track 2 will become track 3.  However, if either of the tracks have names, their names will remain the same.  For example, if "Track 3: Funky Bass Line" is moved up, its track bar will be relabelled "Track 2: Funky Bass Line", and if the previous track 2 had been named "Awesome Guitar Solo", its track bar will be changed from "Track 2: Awesome Guitar Solo" to "Track 3: Awesome Guitar Solo".

 

Move Track Down

 

This item on the track bar popup menu will move the track down a single slot in the sequence.

 

Note that this will cause the label on the track's track bar to change - for example, if track 2 is moved down, it will become track 3, and what had been track 3 will become track 2.  However, if either of the tracks have names, their names will remain the same.  For example, if "Track 2: Funky Bass Line" is moved down, its track bar will be relabelled "Track 3: Funky Bass Line", and if the previous track 3 had been named "Awesome Guitar Solo", its track bar will be changed from "Track 3: Awesome Guitar Solo" to "Track 2: Awesome Guitar Solo".

 

Insert Track Above

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to create a new track, via the New Track dialog, and insert that new track into the sequence just above the selected track.

 

Insert Track Below

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to create a new track, via the New Track dialog, and insert that new track into the sequence just above the selected track.

 

Duplicate Track

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to duplicate the selected track to a new track, which will be inserted at the bottom of the sequence.

 

This is equivalent to "Duplicate Track" on the Edit menu.

 

Change Total Time

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to change the duration of the selected track.  Note that all tracks in a musical sequence (as opposed to an animation sequence) must have the same duration, so changing the duration of one track in a musical sequence will automatically change the duration of all others.

 

This is equivalent to "Change Total Time" on the Edit menu.

 

Delete Track

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to delete the selected track from the sequence.

 

Lock or Unlock Channels

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to lock or unlock the channels of a track.  When a track's channels are locked, channels cannot be added to it, removed from it, or moved within it.  Also, its settings such as name, device type, unit and circuit cannot be modified from within the track (although they can be modified from within other tracks, if those other tracks are not locked).

 

The effects of channels in a locked track can still be modified.

 

A locked track's track bar will show in red instead of grey, or, if it is the active track, magenta instead of green.

 

Hide or Show Track

 

This item on the track bar popup menu can be used to hide or unhide the track's grid.  When a track's grid is hidden, only the track bar will remain visible, and it will be relabelled to indicate that the track has been hidden.  To unhide a track that has been hidden, click on the track bar to open the popup menu again, and select "Show Track".

 

You can also hide or unhide a track simply by left-clicking on its track bar.

 

TrackHidden

The grid for the first track is hidden