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0000897OpenMPTUser Interfacepublic2016-12-08 15:38
ReporterFekinox Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version10
Summary0000897: Clicking "Zxx Macro" while song is playing makes UI hang until song ends

So, this is a kind of annoying discovery- I found out that clicking the Zxx Macro button while a song is currently playing freezes the UI, making it not respond to any mouse or keyboard input. Only when I hit the escape key to force the song to end, or wait until it reaches a stop effect (it still hangs when it loops) does the Zxx window pop up and unfreeze the UI. Might not be terribly worthy of an issue tracker entry (and might not be a reproducible phenomenon) but it's something I feel I should point out.

Steps To Reproduce

Load any song, play it, and try to click the "Zxx Macro" button while the song is playing. CLicking or doing anything else in the UI should do nothing. Ending the song with ESC or waiting until it ends normally will cause the Zxx Macro dialog to pop up.

Tagsuser interface
Has the bug occurred in previous versions?
Tested code revision (in case you know it)


Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2016-12-07 23:55

administrator   ~0002805

Random guess - is "smooth pattern scrolling" enabled?



2016-12-08 09:48

reporter   ~0002806

Disabling smooth pattern scrolling seems to fix the issue and open the Zxx Macro window normally, so yeah. It's probably an issue specifically with that, it looks like.

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2016-12-08 15:38

administrator   ~0002807

The problem here is that smooth pattern scrolling schedules GUI updates so often that other window messages (such as the ones to open dialogs) can no longer be processed. This should happen with any dialogs while the pattern editor is showing, though, not just the macro editor. A possible workaround (for the time being) is to increase the update interval in the sound card settings.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-12-07 23:37 Fekinox New Issue
2016-12-07 23:37 Fekinox Tag Attached: user interface
2016-12-07 23:55 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002805
2016-12-08 09:48 Fekinox Note Added: 0002806
2016-12-08 15:38 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002807