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0000863OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2017-04-26 15:27
ReporterRapture Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.2-beta20 (upgrade first) 
Summary0000863: Behaviour on startup of OpenMPT

I'd like the possibility of a project assistant after starting OpenMPT. You could chose the following in the OpenMPT Setup what happens after OpenMPT has been started.

On OpenMPT start:

  • Do nothing (current behaviour)
  • Display Open (CTRL+O) Dialogue
  • Load last project / module that was open on previous OpenMPT session
  • load standard template
  • open Window (Project Assistant) with favorite templates and projects, modules etc to load
  • more ideas?

Inspired by Cubase. I'd really love to see that, as it is very useful, I can say, using Cubase.

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has duplicate 0000928 closed Automatically open the song that is on Recent list 1 




2016-08-14 16:06

reporter   ~0002600

Also inspired by the randomly loaded module on each update on OpenMPT. ;) This could be another option btw, as quick demonstration of the tracker to people, etc. ;)



2016-09-04 23:04

reporter   ~0002639

Any news on that one? It that a thing that could be done without too much hassle? Or is something like that even implemented already?



2017-04-25 17:28

reporter   ~0002985

IDK, but i feel like all of those actions are really natural/immediate/accesible to me as they already are, without any need for project manager/wizard/whatever you call it - recently opened files are listed in file menu, hitting CTRL+O to open things is as straightforward as it gets, etc.

The only thing that has some pottential of being really handy is "favourites" dialog in which you could organize things you tend to use constantly (modules with frequently used samples, templates, etc, with ability to divide things into custom-named groups)

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2017-04-26 14:45

administrator   ~0002986

IDK, but i feel like all of those actions are really natural/immediate/accesible to me as they already are,

There is nothing wrong with trying to save clicks / keystrokes, as long as it's not intrusive. For example, I can imagine the "project assistant" to not be a separate window that needs to be clicked away if you don't want to use it, but rather draw it on the grey MDI area instead, so you can just ignore it if you don't want to use it (much like the start page in Visual Studio or LibreOffice). However, it's quite some work to implement which I am not willing to invest right now.



2017-04-26 15:27

reporter   ~0002987

Yeah, I meant that the user can choose if the project assistant pops up, or NOT. Hence the "Do Nothing" option (on start up). I find it very useful in Cubase, as Saga says, it saves a few clicks (or key commands) more for every OpenMPT session. Plus I think it's not much extra work to make OpenMPT do auto CTRL+O on startup - or not (for a beginning).

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-08-14 16:00 Rapture New Issue
2016-08-14 16:06 Rapture Note Added: 0002600
2016-09-04 23:04 Rapture Note Added: 0002639
2017-03-25 11:16 Saga Musix Relationship added has duplicate 0000928
2017-04-25 17:28 Midori Note Added: 0002985
2017-04-26 14:45 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002986
2017-04-26 15:27 Rapture Note Added: 0002987