IRCAM 4 Janvier 96
10. Active Frame, Active View, Active Cursor, Active Selection
10.1 Active Frame, Active View
At a given instant, only one Frame in a window is
It is usually marked by a blue border around it.
are addressed to the active Frame.
More precisely, in general is addressed to the active view
of the active Frame.
To change the active Frame, you can
click in it with the middle button .
Clicking with other buttons also renders the Frame active,
but it modifies the
which can be an inconvenience.
Note that clicking with the middle button changes nothing in the Frame as long
as you do not drag the mouse simultaneously
which can sometimes be difficult (see Middle Button).
Therefore, it is easier to use CTRL-click left
button when you only want to change the active Frame.
Another way to be able to change the active Frame without
changing anything in the Frame, is to select the Mouse Mode
named Signal Mode by clicking on the button designated by the
icon ^ at the bottom of a window
(i.e. the rightmost of the three
buttons designated by the icons I^, I, and ^ respectively).
Then, in this mode, clicking in the Frame will render the Frame active
but will not change anything in the Frame.
The you can come back to the standard mode by clicking
on the leftmost button, i.e. the one designated by the icon I^.
In order to change the active view in a Frame, click
in the corresponding
in the Identifier Box.
with the left button.
10.2 Active Cursor, Active Selection
can appear simultaneously in a view.
Only one at most
A selection/cursor can be
by use of the
item "Deactivate active mark"
in the "Marks" menu. Then a selection appears as its contour only.
Note that a
cursor is a type of a selection.
, it appears as a dashed line.
A selection/cursor can be re-activated. For this purpose,
you have to select the mouse-mode "Selection Mode" by clicking
on the middle one of the 3 buttons at the bottom of a window, i.e.
the one with the 'I' icon. Then, in this mode, clicking in the
middle of a selection/cursor (for a cursor you have to be exactly
on the cursor, hard, hard!) changes its activation state.
This is nice, for instance, to render active one after the other
several segments in order to play them or whatever.
Then you can come back to the standard mouse mode, named Mixed Mode,
by clicking on the leftmost button, i.e. the icon I^.