Feature Request -- Make Alt+4 Toggle

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2020, 8:27 AM

More and more lately, I am wishing for a simple toggle between full Preview and full Timeline view during editing, without dragging the window shade up, and down, and ....

The first step is already possible using Alt+4. Why not make it toggle between views as a built-in feature?


Dot wrote on 1/14/2020, 8:40 AM

Alt+4 changes focus to Preview, what does it do on yours? (just trying to understand what function you want)

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2020, 8:59 AM

Yes, it does. Now, I want it to toggle back to the timeline.

This is a feature request to Magix Developers, unless you already know of another shortcut that will do this, thanks.

Dot wrote on 1/14/2020, 9:02 AM

alt+0. Look under VIEW to see the alt options for focus

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2020, 9:17 AM

No, that has absolutely nothing to do with the feature I am requesting from Magix, thank you.

Dot wrote on 1/14/2020, 9:36 AM

Then I don't understand what Alt+4 is doing for you. It's default is to focus to the preview window. If you can show or explain I might know another way.

vkmast wrote on 1/14/2020, 9:40 AM

From VEGAS Pro 14 online Help:

Don't know if this is what you need, but Alt+4 toggles.

Dot wrote on 1/14/2020, 9:44 AM

Okay, if it is not docked, then it is showing/hiding but not changing focus back to timeline, is that the issue? I keep mine docked so I don't experience this.

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2020, 10:06 AM

Aha, if I undock the Preview and expand it to fill the screen, ALT+4 does exactly what I need, which is to

toggle between full Preview and full Timeline view during editing,

Thanks again, @vkmast!

fred-w wrote on 1/14/2020, 2:39 PM

I have alt 4 to open video preview window ( usually docked or on a separate monitor, I use 3 most of the time) and shift alt 4 to open/close my dedicated preview monitor, (Key command: VideoPreview:ExternalMonitorToggle) which can be the same monitor if you'd have but one, and that gives you your toggle to full screen, except that you'd still have the docked preview always available as well.

This is not, as I recall, a default setting, you have to program that key command, and of course, use any key you'd like.