i spent all day yesterday trying get my widgets set up for my racks, but unfortunately did not get too far. I am real excited about this aspect of GP. My laptop is view-able in my onstage setup and the visual feedback of those controller settings will be great, for me, I think (my one gripe/feature request with Forte was to have the particular plugin’s gui and arrangement on the screen saved with each scene… for exactly this reason).
But I have a 12.5" display and maybe this is causing me problems. I tried all sorts of combinations of resolutions, full screen, hide task bar, etc.but couldn’t quite get it together.
When I enter edit mode, the dialogue box that comes up at bottom of the screen covers much of the actual rack space to be edited. In the best case scenario with full screen mode, I can get about 1 3/4 racks displayed. That’s’ workable for me, although any widget placed at the bottom of the rack has to first be sized and labeled higher and then placed blind at the bottom and then checked by leaving edit mode and so on and on. Designing in a one rack space and then expanding does not work as the widgets then get displaced… so the possibility of having 3 or 4 space rack does not seem possible for me. Not a biggie, I can work with 1 and 2 space racks…but maybe that top rack part could be scrollable.
It would be great to have increment/decrement functionality for widgets.
I realize the following is more in the realm of wishful thinking, but with the 12.5" display, I am trying to maximize screen space and the widget display… so I have to ask about that bottom section of GP with the record button and in and out faders. Man that is a lot of wasted real estate for me… and even the little bit of functionality isn’t anything I would be using. Maybe that could hide-able?
3b. Particularly if the bottom section can’t be hidden, but regardless, my favorite view is definitely full screen. However in full screen mode I miss a couple of things…and I won’t be toggling on stage. First is a clock…Second, I sometimes pull up lyrics. I was intrigued at first with the song lyric- chord functionality in GP, but this does not actually work in a way useful to me. To be able to have lyrics (maybe chords charts for some) folder accessible within GP, not tied to “Songs,” would work nicely for me. And ultimately maybe that bottom section could take on added functionality with a clock and ability to place shortcuts to Lyrics and other functions of GP (although I must say it is already pretty easy getting wherever you need in GP).
I am brand new to GP, so I apologize in advance for any misunderstanding on my part or mistakes I am making.