Is there a way to easily or automatically open the Song Lyric/Chord view? There’s no keyboard shortcut listed in the menu. The manual says that it’s Cmd-H for Mac, but that just seems to hide Gig Performer. I checked the GPScript List of Functions and GPScript documentation and didn’t find anything.
Here’s the scenario. I press Play on my pedal and the MIDI Player starts. I forgot the lyrics. I look at my monitor and I forgot to open the Lyrics view. I also forgot to wear pants. No… that was a childhood nightmare. Let’s just say I’m forgetful.
My keyboard is in front of me. I could open the Song Lyrics/Chords view, except there is no shortcut. I could have the MIDI file send a message that opens the view, but I haven’t been able to find the command. Actually, both would be great. A programmatic way for a well-sequenced performance and a shortcut for practicing, before the whole thing is refined.
Anything available today? If not, I’ve provided the use case/scenario and will leave the solution space to the developers.
I didn’t see a parameter for opening views in the System Actions plugin. There is a Song Lyrics/Chord offset (which works as advertised), but it doesn’t open the window or put it on top. Did I miss something?
@pianopaul - Thanks. It’s working. Like somebody in the other thread, I was looking for the word “lyrics”, rather than chordpro.
I put a Scriptlet in the Global Rackspace that is triggered by CC20, which is what I use in my MIDI files to set song parts. I might refine it to only trigger on a value of 0, which would indicate that I’m starting a song. (If the song is going and I manually hid the window, there’s probably a reason for it.)
Meh — that’s just the default keyboard shortcut and you can redefine it to whatever you want! See screenshot. When you change it to something else (just for GP in this case), then CMD-H will show the chordpro view as expected
Cool. I entered the alternative shortcut for hiding Gig Performer exactly as above, and it works as expected. In addition, I added a scriptlet that opens the Song Lyrics/Chords view whenever I set a song part from the MIDI Player. This means that I can use the shortcut when I’m in compose/development mode, and it would be automatic in performance mode.
I’m thinking of putting a Song Lyrics/Chord CC command into my MIDI files. I can then use that to force open the view. No need to open it when I set no offset.
You can use CMD+Shift+W to close the currently active (non-plugin) window, in your case Lyrics/Chord Pro window.
Alternatively, you can use a button widget in the Global rackspace, that will toggle this window (can also be MIDI mapped, like any other button widget).
Give the button the GPScript name ''BUTTON" in the Widget Properties Advanced tab, and then paste the below code into the Global Rackspace Script Editor (Window menu). Click Compile at the bottom before closing the script editor window.
var BUTTON : Widget
On WidgetValueChanged (newValue : double) from BUTTON
if newValue == 1.0 then