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0001508OpenMPTGeneralpublic2021-09-26 19:27
ReporterPolaris911 Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0001508: Highlight selected instrument in the pattern

It would be helpful if whatever instrument is currently selected in the drop-down box in Pattern Editor would highlight somehow in the pattern. Example: if you have Inst. 40 selected, all commands for inst. 40 would highlight in the pattern editor. Or maybe if you hold a key down, it would momentarily highlight? I find myself frequently darting my eyes around looking for my instrument. The Find/Replace dialogue isn't user friendly and it only jumps to the first instance, instead of highlighting ALL instances in a pattern. I think this would make workflow smoother and more user-friendly, especially for new trackers who may not be keeping their channels organized. :)

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related to 0001114 new Rewrite pattern view drawing 


Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2021-09-26 19:27

administrator   ~0004885

Interesting idea - a bit similar to brace matching or variable highlighting in code editors I guess. Might not be able to implement this efficiently at the moment though as it would potentially require a full pattern redraw with every navigation step, and currently OpenMPT tries to do minimal redraws when navigating.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-26 16:01 Polaris911 New Issue
2021-09-26 16:01 manx Relationship added related to 0001114
2021-09-26 19:27 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004885