Create, recall, and switch screensets

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

Screensets are numbered from 1 to 99 (using only the 1 to 9 computer keys—the 0 key is assigned to the Stop command by default).

You don’t need to save screensets with an explicit command. It happens automatically, as soon as you switch to another screenset. Thus, without any effort, your current working view is always stored as the current screenset.

Create a screenset

  1. Press any numerical key except 0; for example, 7.

    For two-digit screensets, hold down Control while entering the first digit.

  2. Arrange your windows, including changes to zoom settings, the relationship of the Tracks area and editor, open or closed inspector and Browsers or List Editors areas, and so on.

Note: When you choose a screenset number that has not been saved, a maximized main window opens.

Recall or switch between screensets

Do one of the following:

  • Type the number of the screenset (1 to 9).

    For two-digit screensets, hold down Control while entering the first digit.

  • Choose the screenset from the Screenset menu.

  • Use the Next Screenset or Previous Screenset key commands.

Note: Screensets 1 to 9 can be recalled by freely defined key commands, not only the number keys on your computer keyboard. This allows you to use the number keys for other purposes, such as opening or closing windows. The 1 to 9 key commands are called Recall Screenset 1–9 in the Key Commands window.

Switch a screenset automatically

  1. Select the MIDI region into which you want to insert the meta event.

  2. Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change.

  3. Click the Create button in the Event List, then click the Meta Events button.

    The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 (Project Select).

  4. Alter the number in the Num column from 50 to 49.

    This changes the name to screenset.

    Figure. Event List showing screenset meta event.
  5. Enter the screenset number in the Val column.

You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 event.