Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

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Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by DHoude » Mon Jan 22, 2018 00:18

So I have about 20 decks on my master collection composition, each deck with different content themes. In Res 5 I could see them all in one line without scrolling and I liked that. No "off screen" decks, so I can quickly get to anything.

In 6, I am not super wild about the left and right arrows current behavior to scroll over to my hidden off screen decks. The names are not long, but some decks take 4 clicks to get past. So it literally takes 17 clicks to get to my last 4 hidden off screen decks.

I would love the option to either just shrink the tabs like in 5 so that all deck tabs are shown and I can just click on any one without scrolling (ideal). But at worst it might be nice to have 1 arrow click expose 1 hidden deck. Then it would only be 4 clicks to get to the last deck. Currently it is just way more of a pain than it needs to be.
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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Arvol » Mon Jan 22, 2018 00:58

I'm torn on this myself.
I have around 40-60 decks in my comp. (yeah, yeah, I know...)
I like being able to see more than 2 letters on the Deck selection tab, But I also hate scrolling.

Maybe having a toggle option in the preferences could be cool, so the app is flexible for everyone's different needs?

I trick I found, is putting your mouse over the decks and using the mouse wheel to quickly scroll (and by quickly, I mean 15-20 at a time).

If we're handing out options here, I personally would like the option to have the left and right arrow scroll the next segments of decks into view, Example:

Only showing 10-15 decks at a time, with a healthy name length visible on them, then click on the right arrow which now scrolls decks 11-20 (or 16-30) into view.

Honestly with a mouse wheel, I can navigate it pretty quickly and happily now as it is, but I know it's "different strokes for different folks" ;)

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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by DHoude » Mon Jan 22, 2018 04:31

Yeah, probably 1 click for the next 15 decks would be fine. Or maybe multiple rows of deck tabs would be great! I am on a laptop so no mouse wheel. Honestly Resolume 6 is so much better in every way. I am hard pressed for why this was messed with. Anything would be better for laptop users. 17 clicks to get to 4 decks?! I have tried the click and swipe too. Just too much room for error when you have to click on a tab to drag it.
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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Arvol » Mon Jan 22, 2018 16:44

DHoude wrote:Yeah, probably 1 click for the next 15 decks would be fine. Or maybe multiple rows of deck tabs would be great! I am on a laptop so no mouse wheel. Honestly Resolume 6 is so much better in every way. I am hard pressed for why this was messed with. Anything would be better for laptop users. 17 clicks to get to 4 decks?! I have tried the click and swipe too. Just too much room for error when you have to click on a tab to drag it.
OOOOO!!!! I love the 2 rows idea! LOVE IT!

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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by DHoude » Mon Jan 22, 2018 18:09

It would probably be ideal, but you might still have to scroll with that many decks.
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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Ant » Thu Apr 25, 2019 14:11

Hi all, replying to this old post....
is the issue re reaching the far decks been resolved? I can't see any option to quickly reach the farest decks. pretty annoying ...even a scroll bar like for the layers to reach the farest clips would work...
Any good?

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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Zoltán » Thu Apr 25, 2019 14:20

viewtopic.php?t=18358&p=74489

ticket #12401

If you save your composition, double clicking on a deck in the Compositions Panel should load and focus the decks more quickly.
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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Ant » Thu Apr 25, 2019 15:53

Zoltán wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 14:20
viewtopic.php?t=18358&p=74489

ticket #12401

If you save your composition, double clicking on a deck in the Compositions Panel should load and focus the decks more quickly.
Hi Zoltan, thanks for this...appreciate...BUT we can only see a decks list name...not really the case for VJing when we work with visual memory ...and to catch a clip needed at the moment/ instinctively to go with the music or that particular mix a scroll bar should be the way to go...Don't you think so? exactly as per the scroll bar on the layers to reach the farest clip on that particular deck. Imagine if we had to remember the names of the clips with no thumbnails... Hope it make sense...

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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Zoltán » Thu Apr 25, 2019 17:09

I personally don't think a scrollbar is the solution for this.
I think the layer scroll buttons should be more responsive, and when you hold them the should scroll the deck list speeding up, so you don't need to click much.

We have a ticket to address this, so it's on our radar.
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Re: Res 6 Too many clicks to scroll to hidden decks

Post by Arvol » Fri Apr 26, 2019 01:14

I now have my composition and decks view-able in the same windows as my sources and FX on the right side of the screen. this is a MUCH more efficient way of finding my decks. Only thing to note: If you don't save changes to those decks and load them, it will overwrite your changes with the saved decks parameters.

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