Proposal: Make a newly recorded track selected as well as focused

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Proposal pages help us get from feature requests into actual plans. This page is a proposal to make a newly recorded track become selected as well as focused.
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The Problem

When recording a second track then wishing to append to that track just executing Append Record results in the appended recording being appended to the first recorded track and not the second. Presently it is required to first select the second track then Append Record. This is counterintuitive and can result in the the data not being added to the intended track.

Proposed Feature

Make a newly recorded track become selected as well as focused.

Developer/QA Backing

  • Cliff
  • Peter

Use Cases

Append recording

  1. Record a short section.
  2. Shift+R to record to a new track.
  3. R to append record. This appends to the first recording and not the last recording performed. The same thing happens with multiple recordings.


The above tells the whole story.

GUI Examples

Not needed.

Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal