Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

itsthejayj's picture

Anyone else get really spun out sometimes when you have capslock on and you can't drill down into a macro. Honestly its briefly got me a few times during my qc years but tonight (after a few beers) i totally forgot about it, it ended up with me swearing my heart out at the Apple God's even a few words aimed @ kineme when i though it was a plugin problem(soz guys love you really). A ridiculous feature i say! any one else?

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

What's a ridiculous feature... caps lock? ;o)

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

ha...no, not caps-lock in the sense of CAPS. try turning on caps-lock and then double clicking (opening/drilling down) on a macro. YOU CAN"T !!

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

ha re-read your comment *me thinks you may have been joshing with me there squire. oh well if not, i've explain

Troy's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

I've never seen that nor ever heard anyone mention it but now that you mention it I can reproduce the problem. Yeah, that's pretty annoying :)) Can you please write a bug at http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/?

dwskau's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

This is very interesting. I haven't noticed the problem before either but I can make it happen now. Often I use command+down arrow to enter a macro patch and that seems to still work regardless of the caps lock state.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

Evening/morning Troy, thanks for the confirming its a bug, i just always thought there was a reason for it. will get on the bug report in the morning

  • just found one more bug in qc4 --'disabling color correction' in the render in image patch brakes iterations with images.

asides for that love the work you've done with qc4, its a joy to work with it!

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

i'm pretty sure its been around since tigar. Thanks for the command+down arrow key shortcut i didn't know about that

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

itsthejayj wrote:
ha re-read your comment *me thinks you may have been joshing with me there squire. oh well if not, i've explain
I'm definitely “funnin" with ya. Come to think of it, I believe it did that in Leopard as well. I'm sure I've had that happen now that my memory is jogged.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

I'm going to apologize in advance, because I can see how it could be an improvement to some, but any chance of a mode to make the patches look traditional? The new gui is fairly big change.

cwright's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

I've almost always used cmd-down -- when I double click, I often hit the title (and end up renaming the patch) or hitting a noodle (disconnecting it if it's an input). I never noticed this bug till you mentioned it, but I can reproduce it too -- pretty cool! :)

cwright's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

Please don't just post bugs here -- bugreporter.apple.com is definitely better (as it gets the QC team involved). I also recommend duplicating the information on http://openradar.appspot.com/ and posting a link here so interested parties can follow the progress (saves on duplicated bugs/helps people waiting to see if something is fixed, etc).

That said, I've also heard apple uses bug-duplication numbers to gauge "severity", so perhaps having everyone file dupes helps? no idea there...

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: Caps-lock = disabling drilling into macros ridiculous!

I asked about this a while back on the qc-dev-list and cwright mentioned that low fps can lockout the mouse event. I then found it happens even with the player window off. Nobody on the list seemed to know about Caps-Lock feature so very perceptive is the vj! Not an issue now i know.